Herald de Paris Interview with Dave Davies


A perfectly ridiculous rock and roll conversation with The Kinks’ Dave Davies
HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) – Dave Davies is the co-founder of the super iconic rock group The Kinks – a seminal band that changed the very landscape of rock music. The Beatles opened up for them in the beginning of their performance career.
Davies was born in London, England. His was a close-knit, working-class family and Davies was exposed to a variety of musical styles, from family sing-alongs at the piano to the early jazz and rock music that his six older sisters listened to. At just 13, he played his first show with his older brother, Ray Davies. Two years later, Davies, his brother and their friends Pete Quaife and Mick Avory formed the band that would come to be known as The Kinks. As a guitarist, his dissonant chord in You’ve Really Got Meinfluenced musicians and his song Death of Clown hit number three on the charts.
The Kinks released their self-titled debut album in 1964 and embarked on a world tour a year later. While the band came together seamlessly enough, conflict was always in the background. A rivalry had festered between the Davies brothers since childhood and Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory had a turbulent relationship. The band broke up in 1996 and Davies continued writing and recording music – even after a stroke in 2004.

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