Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Kinks: Take Three

1. The Kinks were formed by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. The had six older sisters when they were born. They didn't get along. 
From 1955, Dave Davies (sitting), Ray Davies (standing)
Sister, Gwen (centre). The little girl is niece, Jackie.
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2. Ray Davies had an affair with Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of The Pretenders. They have a daughter, Natalie. 
Ray Davies & Chrissy Hyndes

3. On their first American tour in 1969 they alienated the musician's union. It tanked their record sales and kept them from performing at Woodstock.

*addendum to Music History Today: August 4, 2020

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