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Raymond Douglas Davies was born on 21 June 1944, in Fortis Green, London, England, and is a musician, best known for being the vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter for The Kinks. He was part of the band along with his younger brother Dave, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ray Davies? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2.6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He has also acted, produced, and directed shows for television as well as theatre. After the end of the Kinks in 1996, he went on to have a successful solo career. All of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Ray Davies Net Worth $2.6 million

While studying art at Hornsey College of Art, Davies became increasingly interested in music. He eventually started performing, and became the guitarist for the Dave Hunt Band for six weeks. In 1963, he would perform with the Hamilton King Band, and later formed the Ramrods which would eventually become the Kinks. They signed their first contract in 1964, with Ray subsequently becoming the chief songwriter of the band.

A few of their early recordings were mixes of R&B standard covers and melodic music. They also produced hard rock tracks including “You Really Got Me” which helped boost their popularity. However in 1965, they would start making softer sounds and experimented with various genres. They tried psychedelic rock and even integrated Indian raga sounds to their song “See My Friends”. In 1966, they released their first completely original material album entitled “Face to Face”, and started to focus their lyrics on the lives of the working-class.

Some of their singles include “A House in the Country” and “Most Exclusive Residence for Sale”. Later on they would explore the bleaker side of life including poverty, in songs such as “Situation Vacant” and “Dead End Street”, so during this time up to the 1970s, the Kinks would perform many songs aimed at the celebration of British culture. A lot of their songs explored sociological issues, and it continued to add to Davies’ song writing skill. One of their most popular albums during this era was “Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)”. Davis’ net worth was growing steadily.

In 1976, the Kinks switched to Arista records, and stopped making theatrical concept albums, producing more straightforward songs featuring newer production techniques. Some of the albums they released during this period include “Misfits” and “Sleepwalker”. In the 1980s, they started doing a more mainstream rock style, releasing their last four albums – “Low Budget”, “Give the People What They Want”, “State of Confusion” and “Word of Mouth”.

After the end of the Kinks’ run, Davies started to do solo work, and would eventually release five solo albums, including “Return to Waterloo” alongside a series he directed and would also release an EP entitled “The Tourist”. He also published an autobiography entitled “X-Ray” in 1994 and would follow this up with a collection of short stories in 1997 entitled “Waterloo Sunset”. He also continued with directorial work, and created the choral album “The Kinks Choral Collection”. One of his latest appearances was joining his brother Dave and performing “You Really Got Me” in 2015.

For his personal life, it is known that Ray has been married three times. His first marriage was to Rasa Dicpetris(1964-73) and they had two daughters. He then married Yvonne Gunner(1974-81), and later had a relationship with Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders; the two had a daughter. His third marriage would be to ballet dancer Patricia Crosbie, and they would also have a daughter before divorcing in 1993. It is known that Ray attempted suicide through an overdose in 1973 after the end of his first marriage. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also suffered a gunshot wound in his leg in 2004, while chasing thieves who snatched the purse of his companion.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
School for Scoundrels 2006 writer: "Set Me Free"
1000 Years of Popular Music 2006 Video writer: "See My Friends" 1965
Click 2006 writer: "Do It Again" 1984
Doogal 2006 writer: "You Really Got Me" - as The Kinks
Lost 2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Grandma's Boy 2006 writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Do It Again"
Peep Show 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
History Detectives 2005 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Les amants réguliers 2005 writer: "This Time Tomorrow"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 writer: "Push It" 1987 - as Raymond Davies
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 writer: "Better Things"
Nearing Grace 2005 writer: "Sleepwalker", "Juke Box Music"
Broken Flowers 2005 writer: "Tell Me Now So I Know"
Brothers in Arms 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", "I Gotta Move", "You Really Got Me", "All Day and All of the Night", "Waterloo Sunset", "Days" - uncredited
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Lola" - uncredited
Crossing Jordan 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout 2005 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special writer: "Push It"
The X Factor 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Narco 2004 writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 "Better Things"
Soul Plane 2004 writer: "Push It"
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 lyrics: "A Well Respected Man" / music: "A Well Respected Man"
Battlefield: Vietnam 2004 Video Game writer: "All Day And All Of The Night"
Perfect Opposites 2004 performer: "Cha Cha Charada" / writer: "Cha Cha Charada"
Saved! 2004 writer: "Push It" 1986
My Baby's Daddy 2004 writer: "Push It" Shuv'd Remix
Karaoke Revolution 2003 Video Game "You Really Got Me"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary writer: "You Really Got Me"
Shanghai Knights 2003 writer: "All Day And All Of The Night"
Adumot 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Catch Me If You Can 2002 writer: "You Really Got Me"
American Dreams 2002 TV Series writer: "You Really Got Me"
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Art That Shook the World 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Showboy 2002 performer: "Carnival for Trumpet" / writer: "Carnival for Trumpet"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "Lola" / writer: "Lola"
Sweet Sixteen 2002/I writer: "I Go to Sleep"
Ash Wednesday 2002 writer: "Catch Me Now I'm Falling"
The New Guy 2002 writer: "You Really Got Me"
You Really Got Me 2001 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Futurama 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Disco Pigs 2001 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Victoria" - uncredited
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary "I Go To Sleep", "Stop Your Sobbing"
Daria 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
101 Reykjavík 2000 performer: "Lola" / writer: "Lola"
Nowhere Land 2000 performer: "Bluer Than the Blues" / writer: "Bluer Than the Blues"
High Fidelity 2000 writer: "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"
Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 lyrics: "Bluer Than The Blues" / music: "Bluer Than The Blues"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! 1999 Video writer: "Yoda"
Black Milk 1999 writer: "ShangriLa"
Performance and Cocktails: Live at Morfa Stadium 1999 Video writer: "Sunny Afternoon"
An Audience with Tom Jones 1999 TV Special writer: "Sunny Afternoon"
La Femme Nikita 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nos vies heureuses 1999 writer: "Where Have All The Good Times Gone"
10 Things I Hate About You 1999 writer: "Push It"
Happy, Texas 1999 writer: "Back Beat Boogie"
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series music - 1 episode
Rushmore 1998 writer: "Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl"
L.A. Without a Map 1998 writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
Hilary and Jackie 1998 writer: "You Really Got Me" - as Raymond D. Davies
Break Up 1998 writer: "This Strange Effect" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1998 writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
Woo 1998 writer: "Push It"
Tohuwabohu 1996-1998 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pale Horse 1997 TV Movie writer: "You Really Got Me", "All Day and All of the Night"
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Private Parts 1997 writer: "Tired of Waiting For You", "You Really Got Me"
Tapang sa tapang 1997 writer: "Push It"
SubUrbia 1996 writer: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story 1996 TV Movie writer: "Sunny Afternoon", "You Really Got Me" uncredited, "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion"
All Men Are Liars 1995 writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
4 Goes to Glastonbury 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life 101 1995 Video writer: "You Really Got Me"
The White Room TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special writer: "All Day and All of the Night" - uncredited
Dumb & Dumber 1994 writer: "Whiney Whiney Things That Make Me Crazy"
In the Name of the Father 1993 writer: "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
A Bronx Tale 1993 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now 1993 Video writer: "You Really Got Me"
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 lyrics: "YOU REALLY GOT ME" / music: "YOU REALLY GOT ME"
Illusions 1992/II TV Movie writer: "Lola"
Framed 1992 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap 1990-1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Heartbeat 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Until the End of the World 1991 writer: "Days" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Session Man 1991 Short writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
Flashback 1990 writer: "The Last of the Steam Powered Trains"
Leedvermaak 1989 writer: "Waterloo Sunset"
She's Out of Control 1989 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Flying Blind 1989 TV Movie writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
True Love 1989/I writer: "Push It"
Permanent Record 1988 writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie writer: "Celluloid Heroes" - uncredited
Family Ties 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nothing in Common 1986 writer: "Don't forget to dance"
Club Paradise 1986 writer: "Ape Man"
The American Way 1986 writer: "All Day And All Of The Night"
Absolute Beginners 1986 performer: "Quiet Life" / writer: "Quiet Life"
Link 1986 music: "APEMAN"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Stop your Sobbing"
Acceptable Levels 1985 writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited
Return to Waterloo 1984 performer: "Intro", "Return to Waterloo", "Going Solo", "Missing Persons", "Sold Me Out", "Lonely Hearts", "Expectations", "Return to Waterloo" reprise, "Voices in the Dark" End Title / writer: "Intro", "Return to Waterloo", "Ladder of Success", "Going Solo", "Missing Persons", "Sold Me Out", "Lonely Hearts", "Not Far Away", "Expectations", "Return to Waterloo" reprise, "Voices in the Dark" End Title
Hollywood Hot Tubs 1984 writer: "Animal Love" Instrumental
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary writer: "Predictable" - uncredited
Storm Riders 1982 Documentary writer: "I'm Not Like Everyone Else"
Wu ting 1981 writer: "You Really Got Me"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979-1981 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
John Wilson's Mini-Musicals 1981 Video writer: "Demon Alcohol"
Up the Academy 1980 lyrics: "Yes Sir, No Sir" - as Raymond Douglas Davies / music: "Yes Sir, No Sir" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Over the Edge 1979 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Top of the Pops 1966-1979 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special writer: "All Day and All of the Night"
Casualty 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Revolver 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Little Night Music 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hunters 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The American Friend 1977 writer: "Too Much on My Mind"
The Big Bang Theory 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ape Over Love 1974 writer: "King Kong", "Apeman" - uncredited
Strictly Come Dancing 2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dixon of Dock Green 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
UMO:n Nenäpäivä-konsertti 2015 TV Movie writer: "Paperitähdet"
Budgie 1972 TV Series writer - 13 episodes
Guided Missiles 2015 Short writer: "Animal Farm", "Young and Innocent Days"
Summer in the City 1971 writer: "Sunny Afternoon", "Set Me Free", "Till The End of the Day", "You Really Got Me", "Tired of Waiting", "Rainy Day in June"
El Clan 2015 writer: "Sunny Afternoon"
Percy 1971 writer: "God's Children", "Lola", "The Way Love Used to Be", "Completely", "Running Round Town", "Moments", "Animals in the Zoo", "Just Friends", "Whip Lady", "Dreams", "Helga", "Willesden Green", "God's Children - End"
Aquarius 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie writer: "Days"
Magic Mike XXL 2015 writer: "Move That Dope" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Till Death Us Do Part 1968 writer: "Till Death Us Do Part"
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Catalina Caper 1967 lyrics: "There's a New World" / music: "There's a New World"
Minions 2015 writer: "You Really Got Me"
The Go!! Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Man on Earth 2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1964-1966 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Awakening 2015 Short writer: "A Well Respected Man" 1965
Vinyl 1965 writer: "Tired of Waiting For You"
Pop Gold TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Agent Carter TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Color Congruity 2015 Short writer: "There is no Life Without Love"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Curfew 2014 Short writer: "Hauntings"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love, Rosie 2014 writer: "Push It"
Playing It Cool 2014 writer: "Push It"
Top Five 2014 writer: "Push It"
Thoughts of Yesterday 2014 Short writer: "Missing Persons"
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rugby League: Challenge Cup 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loose Women 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tenacity and Gratitude: The Frank Cotolo Story 2014 Documentary writer: "Where Have All The Good Times Gone"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Detective 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Endless Love 2014 writer: "Push It"
The Harry Hill Movie 2013 writer: "Days"
Misfits 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
August: Osage County 2013 writer: "Push It"
The Hot Flashes 2013 writer: "Push It"
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Matters 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boule & Bill 2013 writer: "Waterloo Sunset"
In a World... 2013 writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "All Day and All of the Night", "You Really Got Me" uncredited
Two and a Half Men 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dad Made Dirty Movies 2012 Documentary performer: "Stringfellows 2", "Gumshoe for Hire", "One Jump Ahead 4", "Whistling Willie 3" / writer: "Stringfellows 2", "Gumshoe for Hire", "One Jump Ahead 4", "Whistling Willie 3"
Not Fade Away 2012 writer: "All Day and All of the Night", "Who'll Be The Next In Line"
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 2012 TV Movie writer: "Lola"
End of Watch 2012 writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Douglas Davis
The Campaign 2012 writer: "Push It"
Burning Man: Metropolis 2012 Documentary writer: "Do it Again"
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 performer: "Bopology" / writer: "Bopology"
Rage 2009-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mad Men TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Project X 2012 writer: "Push It"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Davies
Los Bunkers: Un documental by Sonar 2011 Documentary writer: "Tired of Waiting For You"
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
God Bless America 2011 writer: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
Acoustic at the BBC 2011 TV Movie writer: "Lola" 1972
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "You Really Got Me" 1964, "Lola" 1970
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Ramona 2011 Short performer: "Haunting", "Dance Of The Woodland Pixies"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beloved 2011 writer: "I Go To Sleep"
Cinema Verite 2011 TV Movie writer: "She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Something Borrowed 2011 writer: "Push It"
EastEnders 1988-2011 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Blue Bloods 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beastly 2011 writer: "All Day And All Of The Night"
Chuck 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero 2011 Documentary writer: "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"
Little Crackers 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dance Central 2010 Video Game writer: "Push It"
Love & Other Drugs 2010 writer: "A Well Respected Man"
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Estradilla: Pate Mustajärvi N.Y.T. 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Lola"
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grown Ups 2010 writer: "Better Things"
SoulBoy 2010 writer: "Dance of the Woodland Pixies"
Comedy Lab 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Davies
Lemmy 2010 Documentary writer: "Dandy"
Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vorstadtkrokodile 2 2010 writer: "Push It" - as Roymon Davies
Dancing on Ice Friday 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game writer: "You Really Got Me"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 writer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME"
So You Think You Can Dance 2007-2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Amelia 2009 performer: "Sheer Cool" / writer: "Sheer Cool"
Rude Tube 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mixtape 2009/II Short writer: "Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight"
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Adieu De Gaulle adieu 2009 TV Movie writer: "This Time Tomorrow" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Pirate Radio 2009 writer: "All Day and All of the Night" 1964, "Sunny Afternoon" 1966
Dollhouse 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "You Really Got Me"
Criminal Minds 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
French Film 2008 writer: "Waterloo Sunset" - as Ray Davis
Life on Mars 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story 2008 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Cold Case 2004-2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 writer: "You Really Got Me"
Make It Happen 2008 writer: "Push It"
Step Brothers 2008 writer: "Father Christmas"
In Plain Sight 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
JCVD 2008 lyrics: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davis / music: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davis
Smother 2008/II writer: "Better Things"
War, Inc. 2008 performer: "The Tourist" / writer: "The Tourist"
Chaos Theory 2008 writer: "Better Things"
Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation 2008 Video writer: "Push It"
The Bank Job 2008 writer: "Lola"
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rakkauden nälkä 2007 TV Mini-Series writer: "Waterloo Sunset"
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rules of Engagement 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007 Documentary writer: "You Really Got Me"
Juno 2007 writer: "A Well Respected Man" 1965
The Darjeeling Limited 2007 writer: "This Time Tomorrow", "Powerman" - as Raymond Douglas Davies
Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma 2007 performer: "Downbeat Blues" / writer: "Downbeat Blues"
Saturday Night Live 1977-2007 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Reign Over Me 2007 writer: "Stop Your Sobbing"
Hot Fuzz 2007 writer: "Village Green Preservation Society", "Village Green" - as Raymond Davies
The Savages 2007 writer: "Sitting by the Riverside"
Unaccompanied Minors 2006 writer: "Father Christmas"
Clatterford 2006 TV Series writer: "Village Green Preservation Society"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME"
Austin City Limits 2006 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clatterford 2006-2009 TV Series composer - 19 episodes
Return to Waterloo 1984 music performer
Play for Today 1970 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Virgin Soldiers 1969 composer: "Virgin Soldiers March" - as Raymond Douglas Davies

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kinks: We Are Not Like Everybody Else 2013 Documentary
Return to Waterloo 1984
Late Night Drama 1974 TV Series 1 episode
Percy 1971
Late Night Horror 1968 TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolute Beginners 1986 Arthur
Return to Waterloo 1984 Subway Singer
Late Night Drama 1974 TV Series Star
Play for Today 1970 TV Series Pete, the Piano Player
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965 TV Series Ugly Sister

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Americana: A Work in Progress 2008 Video documentary short
Home Movies 2000 Documentary
Weird Nightmare 1993 Documentary
Return to Waterloo 1984

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Americana: A Work in Progress 2008 Video documentary short
Return to Waterloo 1984
Late Night Drama 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kinks: One for the Road 1980 Video producer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Americana: A Work in Progress 2008 Video documentary short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Storytellers 1998-2001 TV Series documentary inspiration - 6 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie Himself
London - The Modern Babylon 2012 Documentary Himself - Writer / Londoner
Jools Holland: London Calling 2012 Documentary Himself
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Kinks
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Imagine 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Songbook 2009 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2009 TV Series Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1996-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interview
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Sunday AM 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
BBC Electric Proms 2007 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself / Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2005 TV Series Himself
Ray Davies: The World from My Window 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The White Room 1995 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter, Best British Newcomer Award
A for ABBA 1993 Documentary short Himself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988-1989 TV Series Himself / Herself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Come Dancing with the Kinks 1986 Video short Himself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
It's All True 1983 TV Series documentary
The Kinks: One for the Road 1980 Video Himself
Punk and Its Aftershocks 1980 Documentary Himself (as The Kinks)
A Little Night Music 1978 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself - guitar
Beat-Club 1967-1972 TV Series Himself - Musician
Ev 1971 TV Series Himself
Disco 1971 TV Series Singer
Schlag auf Schlager 1970 TV Movie Himself (as The Kinks)
Tickertape 1968 TV Series Himself
Meeting Point 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Juke Box Jury 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964-1966 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Himself
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 TV Series Himself - Musican
Die Drehscheibe 1965 TV Series Himself - Musician
Top of the Pops 1964-1965 TV Series Himself
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1965 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Kinks)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Acoustic at the BBC 2011 TV Movie Himself
Kinks at the BBC 2011 TV Movie Himself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
Sixties Rock 2004 Video short Himself (leader, The Kinks)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Gold Badge Award BASCA Gold Badge Awards · Joan Armatrading
· Tony Burrows
· Christina Coker
· Christopher Gunning
· Mick Hucknall
· John Leckie
· Arlene Phillips
· Mike Read
· Mike Ross-Trevor
· Clare Teal
· Dennis Waterman


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#Fact
1 Crouch End, London, England [May 2009]
2 He was born in Muswell Hill, London, England. He and his brother Dave Davies have six older sisters. They lived on Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, London, England.
3 Despite its heavy guitar sound, he actually wrote "You Really Got Me" on his parent's piano.
4 He is a big fan of and considers himself in the tradition of William Blake.
5 The Kinks were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. (16 November 2005).
6 His song "Waterloo Sunset" won the 2005 Q Classic Song Award.
7 Winner of the 2006 Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
8 "Very Gothic, creepy and silent. Uptight and fearful of everyone." - Marianne Faithfull's description of Davies and The Kinks.
9 In an early stage of The Kinks, before Davies was willing to be the lead singer, they recruited Rod Stewart (who grew up in the same area as the Davies brothers, Muswell Hill) as a singer. After a couple of weeks of trying to be a band, Stewart and the future Kinks found that they did not get along that well, with their musical tastes being too different, and parted ways.
10 With four to five band members at one time, there have been 11 members of The Kinks, with only Ray and his brother Dave Davies having belonged since the founding of the group. They have gone through two drummers (Mick Avory and Bob Henrit), three keyboardists (John Gosling, Gordon Edwards, and Ian Gibbins), and four bass-guitarists (Peter Quaife, John Dalton, Andy Pyle, and Jim Rodford).
11 The Kinks were voted the 64th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
12 The original name of The Kinks was The Ravens.
13 When The Kinks opened a show on the same bill as The Beatles, The Beatles (in particularly John Lennon) behaved rudely and dismissively towards them. However, when The Kinks released their more introspective album "Face to Face", Lennon was said to have listened to it obsessively.
14 One of the most admired British songwriters, his songs have been covered by hundreds of artists. Well known versions of his songs include The Jam's "David Watts", The Pretenders' "Stop Your Sobbing", The Stranglers' "All Day and All of the Night", David Bowie's "Where Have All the Good Times Gone" and Van Halen's "You Really Got Me".
15 The Kinks' single, "See My Friends", was the first British songs (and possibly Western) to integrate a Indian, sitar-like sound. This song and, shortly thereafter, the similarly sitar-based "Fancy" preceded the first Beatles song with an Indian feel, "Norwegian Wood", by a year.
16 His British rock contemporary Pete Townshend has said that Ray Davies is probably his favorite songwriter of all time.
17 Director Wes Anderson originally intended to have the whole of Rushmore (1998) set to songs by The Kinks. Anderson changed his mind when he wanted to use a series of songs by other bands from the "British Invasion", although he kept the Davies/Kinks song, "Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl".
18 Davies was in many ways unique among the frontmen in British rock bands from the 1960s. He never got into drugs or affiliated himself with "hippie" culture (nor did his band), although The Kinks did present themselves as hard-drinking. Davies was also never a Lothario in the ranks with his contemporaries, and he married at a very young age. By all accounts a quiet, unapproachable type off stage, Davies had a series of nervous breakdowns as a young man, which led to him being hospitalized twice.
19 He is the uncle of writer/producer, Lawrence Kane, who helped Ray recover from his gunshot wound in New Orleans.
20 He has another daughter with dancer, Pat Crosby.
21 In 2003, when a mugger stole his girlfriend's purse, he valiantly chased the man but was then shot in the leg by the thief.
22 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Eve Honours List for his services to music.
23 Sadly, he has barely been on speaking terms with his brother and musical collaborator Dave since they recorded their last album as The Kinks in the early 1990s.
24 His song "Apeman" was covered by former Marillion singer Fish on his album "Songs From the Mirror" (released 1993).
25 Fathered a child, Natalie Rae Hynde, with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders while still married to his second wife.
26 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Kinks) in 1990.
27 Older brother of Dave Davies.
28 Rock musician (The Kinks).

#Quote
1 I think Dave [brother Dave Davies], as a guitarist, he doesn't get the credit he deserves. He's an erratic player but he gets inspired and he plays some great things. Dave invented that sound and it was really great, that's why the part of the book I like and the part I do on stage is recounting when we did that song, when we recorded that because it was a pivotal moment to our band.
2 I didn't want to write an ordinary autobiography because it just didn't interest me, recounting things that I remember that happened. I thought if I had this device of using a young journalist, who basically is me anyway, meeting myself when I'm seventy years old, that would be a nice way to get the young and the old approach. So the older guy is looking back and the young kid really is experiencing everything for the first time and rock music does that. Every time you go out and play stuff every show has got to feel as though it's the first time you're doing it. So that made it entertaining for me to write and also let me stand back and let me observe myself and look at myself more objectively, I think. -on writing his unconventional autobiography
3 Well it's good. I think the similarity is that I think they're writing songs..... Music goes in phases and in England it goes around fairly quickly. The fashions come in and out and I think what they are doing is writing songs about things they know about, which is where they come from and the local stories. I think that's where the similarities with the Kinks is because I think our early records were like that. For a long time, particularly in the 1980's, I think English bands were trying to sound like, writing about American experiences or drawing on things out of their own experience and knowledge and that tends to make the music sound different. I think lyrically Blur and Oasis, they're are very similar in that respect.
4 I think because it was the first time that music had been done on such a scale with lots of bands coming from, basically working class origins and making music and not being particularly pretty. You know the pretty boy image really wasn't the thing. The Hollies were great to us, they helped me a lot and very supportive and in a way I suppose The Beatles were as well. -on British rock music in the mid-1960s
5 I think the inspiration for a lot of those early songs, I didn't realize it so much until I finished the book and read the proofs back, was a big family influence on me. Obviously when you are starting out you don't really see that, it's only when you look back and you appraise things, I guess you see where the real inspiration came form.
6 Every song has its own voodoo attached to it.
7 Obviously the person who shot me, I think he was a career criminal, he knew what he was doing it was premeditated, he knew what he was doing. It made me really sort of think about the issue of gun control. I'm not a violent person. I'm an athletic person, I'm a competitive person. That kind of violence is abhorrent to me. I get passionate, I get angry but I wouldn't think of doing that to anybody. I went through a phase in the hospital, I nearly died at one point because of complications with my heart. But I actually felt sorry for him to have actually reached that point. He wasn't a desperate guy but he kind of looked scared. We had eyeball contact. It made me think, not so much about gun control but what actually drives humans to actually do that, to get in that spectrum. It's a bigger, bigger bigger spectrum than this. It leads to warfare, why people fight, why people have wars, all these horrors going on in the world, it just opened up all these questions that are still unanswered and I still haven't come to terms with it yet. I was very lucky to escape.
8 Keep you nose clean and your chin up, even if it requires surgery.
9 The Kaiser Chiefs are funny, "Employment" was good, though I'm not quite sure whether they're supposed to be The Pretty Things or The Rolling Stones.
10 When in doubt, trust your paranoia.
11 We had a singing family. If we'd been in Appalachia, we would have been a Country & Western family. We had all that inbreeding, too - the Second World War was quite a time.
12 If I had to my life to do over, I would change every single thing I have done.

#Trademark
1 Sizeable gap in between his front teeth.
2 Distinctive English Accent
3 Often wrote songs about the music business
4 Songs often deal with the changing values of his native England and the decline of the British Empire.
5 His introspective songwriting method.
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