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Dave Davies (born David Russell Gordon Davies, 3 February 1947, in Muswell Hill, London, England) was a singer and guitarist with the English rock band The Kinks, which he founded with Pete Quaife in 1963. His brother Ray, who became the best-known member of the band, joined soon after. The quartet was formed when drummer Mick Avory joined. Davies had a turbulent relationship with Avory, and is a reason behind latter's departure from the band in the mid 1980s, although the two had been roommates in the mid 1960s. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Muswell Hill is an area in the London Borough of Haringey. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies and his brother lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies with bassist Pete Quaife. ... Peter Quaife Peter Alexander Greenlaw Quaife, (born on December 31, 1943), is an English musician. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ray Davies (2006) Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE (born June 21, 1944 in Muswell Hill, London) is an influential English rock musician, best known as lead singer-songwriter for The Kinks - one of the most influential, prolific and long-lived British Invasion bands - which he led with his younger brother, Dave. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The group has been all but disbanded since the early 1990s, but Davies continued to have a steady musical career as a performer and songwriter until a stroke in 2004 sidelined him. A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ...

Although never attaining the fame and reputation of his older brother, who wrote and sang lead on most of the Kinks' songs, Dave Davies wrote some hits himself (notably "Death of a Clown", "Susannah's Still Alive", and "Living on a Thin Line"), and his vocals were a vital part of the Kinks' sound. But his rock legacy was cemented in 1964, when he created the buzzing, slam-dunk power chords for his brother's "You Really Got Me". Davies has given various accounts of how he got that sound, including one tale in which he said he slashed the speaker cones on his eight-watt Elpico amplifier with a razor blade to achieve the distorted sound which he sought for his guitar; at other times, he said he used knitting needles.[citation needed] In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... In rock, punk and metal music, a power chord is a bare fifth, or a similar chord, usually played on electric guitar with distortion. ... You Really Got Me is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by his band, The Kinks. ... An instrument amplifier is an electronic amplifier designed for use with an electric or electronic musical instrument, such as an electric guitar. ...

Davies published an autobiography, entitled Kink, in 1996, in which he discussed his bisexuality at length, including a sexual relationship with Long John Baldry. He also wrote of the tense professional relationship with his brother over the Kinks' 30-year career. Cover of An autobiography, from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write, is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John William Baldry, popularly known as Long John Baldry (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005) was a pioneering blues singer from England. ...

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Davies 88th on the list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". [1] This article is about the music magazine. ...

On June 30, 2004, Davies suffered a stroke in an elevator at the London offices of the BBC, where he had been promoting his then current album, Bug. He was released from the hospital on August 27. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Bug is also Dave Davies fourth album, which was released in May 2002 by Koch Records. ...

The Kinks were inducted into the British Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in November 2005. The four original members were there to receive the award. The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ...

He is good friends with horror director, John Carpenter. Dave's work is featured on the remake of Carpenter's "Village of The Damned."

As of 2006, Davies has somewhat recovered. He can walk and talk and play guitar, but has a hard time singing and playing at the same time, and has not been able to go on tour.

In January of 2007 Davies released his first album of all new material, Fractured Mindz, in nearly five years. It was also his first new studio effort since his stroke in the summer of 2004 besides the track "God In my Brain", (which was recorded and released on the compilation album Kinked in January of 2006). January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


  • Dave Davies (AFL1-3603) (1980)
  • Glamour (1981)
  • Chosen People (1983)
  • In the Mouth of Madness soundtrack, lead guitar on track # 1 (1995)
  • Village of the Damned soundtrack (1995)
  • Purusha and the Spiritual Planet (1998)
  • Fortis Green (1999)
  • Solo Live - Live Solo Performance at Marion College (2000)
  • Rock Bottom - Live At The Bottom Line (2000)
  • Fragile (2001)
  • Bug (2002)
  • Bugged... Live! (2002)
  • Transformation - Live at The Alex Theatre (2003 release from Meta Media)
  • Transformation - Live at The Alex Theatre (2005 release on AngelAir Records)
  • Kinked ( 7 March 2006 released on Koch Records)
  • Fractured Mindz (30 January 2007 released on Meta Records via Davies' official website)

In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenters In the Mouth of Madness) is a 1995 horror film (originally intended for a 1994 release) directed by John Carpenter and written by Michael de Luca, who was at the time in charge of New Line Cinema. ... John Carpenters Village of the Damned was a science fiction film made in 1995, directed by John Carpenter. ... Marion College was a Presbyterian work college that closed in 1844. ... The Bottom Line was an intimate music venue in New York Citys Greenwich Village, at West Fourth Street between Broadway and Washington Square Park. ... Bug is also Dave Davies fourth album, which was released in May 2002 by Koch Records. ...

External links

  • Dave Davies.com
  • The Clissold Arms memorabilia petition can be accessed via a link from this page
The Kinks
Ray DaviesDave DaviesPete QuaifeIan GibbonsMick AvoryJim Rodford
John GoslingJohn DaltonBob Henrit – Andy Pyle – Gordon Edwards
Albums: The Kinks (1964) - Kinda Kinks (1965) - The Kink Kontroversy (1965) - Face to Face (1966) - Something Else by the Kinks (1967) - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968) - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) - Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (1970) - Muswell Hillbillies (1971) - Everybody's in Show-Biz (1972) - Preservation: Act 1 (1973) - Preservation: Act 2 (1974) - Soap Opera (1975) - Schoolboys in Disgrace (1976) - Sleepwalker (1977) - Misfits (1978) - Low Budget (1979) - Give the People What They Want (1981) - State of Confusion (1983) - Word of Mouth (1984) - Think Visual (1986) - UK Jive (1989) - Phobia (1993)
Songs: "You Really Got Me" – "Waterloo Sunset" – "Sunny Afternoon" – "Lola" – "All Day and All of the Night" – "Celluloid Heroes"
Related: British Invasion - Argent

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Dave Davies - Biography - AOL Music (322 words)
Dave also occasionally wrote songs for the Kinks that showed him to be a writer of considerable skill and wit, if not up to the same level as Ray.
In the 1980s, Dave finally began a solo career in earnest, releasing a series of mainstream rock albums and various collections of demos and outtakes that found little critical or commercial acclaim, before his work was neatly summarized on Unfinished Business: Dave Davies Kronikles 1963-1998.
Davies suffered a major stroke in 2004 and used composing and painting as therapy during the lengthy recovery period that followed.
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