Ray Davies

British singer and musician

Sir Raymond Douglas Davies CBE (/ˈdvɪz/ DAY-viz;[1] born 21 June 1944) is a British rock musician. He was born in Fortis Hill, Muswell Hill, north London. He was the lead singer of The Kinks, in which his brother Dave Davies was lead guitarist. Since the band split, Ray Davies is a solo singer-songwriter.

Ray Davies in Toronto in 1977.

Davies attempted suicide and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[2]


  1. "Ray Davies". The Leonard Lopate Show. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
  2. A Kinks reunion? Never!

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