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Ray Davies Mourning Death Of Second Sister

15th July 2014

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies has been rocked by tragedy again following the death of his sister Rosie just weeks after he lost his elder sibling Joyce.The veteran musician missed his induction into America's Songwriters...

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The Kinks Ray Davies Misses Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Following Sister's Death

By Sophie Miskiw | 13th June 2014

Co-founder and frontman of The Kinks, Ray Davies, was unable to attend his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame because his sister Joyce passed away. The ceremony took place on Thursday June 12 in...

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Ray Davies Misses Hall Of Fame Induction After Sister's Death

13th June 2014

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was forced to miss his induction into America's Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (12Jun14) following the death of his sister.The musician was one of the big names selected by...

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Ray Davies Indicates The Kinks Reuniting For The First Time Since 1996

By Nick Hill | 10th June 2014

The Kinks haven't performed together since 1996, but is the hugely popular rock band about to reunite?Like many disbanded music acts, the English group, who formed in the early 60's, have had to deal with...

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Ray Davies Fuels Hopes Of The Kinks Reunion

9th June 2014

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies has further fuelled fan hopes for a band reunion after revealing he and his once-estranged brother Dave may work on new material together and tour.The Davies brothers formed the London-based...

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The Kinks' Dave Davis On Toxic Relationship With Ray

3rd April 2014

The Kinks' Dave Davies claims his relationship with band mate and brother Ray is ''toxic.''The siblings haven't played together since 1996 after a number of arguments and the 67-year-old guitarist claims he doesn't want to...

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Benzino And 5 Other Celebrities Who Survied Getting Shot

By Stephanie Chase | 1st April 2014

Rapper Benzino escaped death when he was shot by his own nephew on Saturday, whilst attending his mother’s funeral. Thankfully the rapper and reality TV star’s injuries were not fatal and he is expected to...

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Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Found Guilty In Anti-fracking Protest Case

25th February 2014

The daughter of Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies has been found guilty of a charge relating to an anti-fracking protest.Natalie Hynde was arrested last summer (13) during a protest at a proposed gas drilling site...

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Ray Davies And Donovan Land Inductions Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

11th February 2014

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies and Scottish singer Donovan are to be inducted into America's Songwriters Hall of Fame.The class of 2014 will feature the Lola hitmaker and Donovan, who rose to fame in the...

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The Kinks Reuniting For 50th Anniversary? Ray Davies Courts Rumours

By Lauren James | 3rd January 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of British Invasion rock band The Kinks and fans are waiting with baited breath to see whether brothers Ray and Dave Davies will reunite the group. Davies has told...

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Chrissie Hynde's Daughter To Stand Trial Next Year

19th December 2013

Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' daughter is set to stand trial next year (14) on a charge relating to an anti-fracking protest.Natalie Hynde, 30, was arrested over the summer (13) as she protested against a...

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Ray Davies Musical Coming To London As The Kinks Plan 50th Anniversary Celebrations

13th December 2013

A new musical based on The Kinks star Ray Davies' early life is to open in London next year (14).Stage musical Sunny Afternoon will hit the stage at the Hampstead Theatre. Dates and casting details...

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Ray Davies Warns Of Rising Gun Crime In U.k.

7th October 2013

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies fears gun crime levels in the U.K. are rivalling those in America.The musician has opened up about how he was shot during an attempted robbery while on vacation in New...

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Ray Davies: 'The Kinks Reunion Is Negotiating'

3rd October 2013

Ray Davies has further fuelled talk of a The Kinks reunion to mark the band's 50th anniversary next year (14), revealing, "It's negotiating".The singer/songwriter was asked about the chances of reforming the band he founded...

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Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Can Return To Fracking Protest Site

15th August 2013

Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' activist daughter has been given the green light to continue her protests against fracking in south-east England after magistrates eased her strict bail conditions.Natalie Hynde was arrested last month (Jul13)...

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Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Arrested In Fracking Protest

1st August 2013

Rock legends Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' activist daughter was arrested on Wednesday (31Jul13) for gluing herself to her boyfriend during a protest against fracking.Natalie Hynde glued her hands to those of her partner Simon...

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Ray Davies, Brian May And Helen Fielding To Lead Literature Festival

31st July 2013

Musicians Ray Davies, Brian May and Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding are among the big names set to make appearances at an upcoming literature festival in the U.K.Queen star May will team up Midge...

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Elton John 'Could Have Died At Any Time' On European Tour

By Michael West | 10th July 2013

Elton John's bout of appendicitis appears to be more serious than first assumed, with the legendary singer-songwriter suggesting he was close to death while performing 10 concerts on his recent European tour. Sir Elton has...

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Elton John Cancels Summer Concerts

9th July 2013

Sir Elton John has cancelled his remaining summer concert dates after falling ill with appendicitis.The 'Rocket Man' singer has been forced to postpone shows - including performing at the Collisioni festival in Italy tonight (09.07.13),...

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Mick Jones And Ray Davies Land Silver Clef Awards

21st June 2013

The Clash star Mick Jones and The Kinks rocker Ray Davies have joined the star-studded list of honourees at Britain's upcoming Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.The two musicians will both be given prizes in...

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Sir Elton John To Headline Hyde Park Summer Songwriters Festival

21st May 2013

Sir Elton John, Elvis Costello and Ray Davies are to top the bill at a new Hyde Park festival in London.The trio will be part of a celebration of British songwriters set to take place...

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Sir Elton John Joins Barclaycard Summer Time

21st May 2013

Sir Elton John has joined the line-up for Barclaycard's British Summer Time Hyde Park festival.The 'Candle in the Wind' singer will join a stellar line-up of artists including The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi in...

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Ray Davies Refusing To Watch New Bond Movie

3rd January 2013

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies is refusing to watch the new James Bond movie because he is convinced Daniel Craig is not tall enough to play the superspy.British actor Craig has played the fictional hero...

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Madness Want Brit Award

13th November 2012

Madness think they deserve a BRIT Award.The 'Baggy Trousers' hitmakers - who rose to fame in 1978 - are disappointed they have never been awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement' accolade at the annual ceremony despite their...

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Vh1 Storytellers Hands Appearances To Pink, Alicia Keys And Taylor Swift

22nd August 2012

Vh1's long-running music-interview franchise, Storytellers is turning to three Grammy award-winning artists for it's new season, reports Entertainment Weekly. All the episodes will air on the Storytellers website. Taylor Swift will get proceedings underway with...

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The Things They Say 25987

19th August 2012

"I'm still waiting hopefully for the phone call to go back on the road and tour with The Kinks. I tour now, I've got a good band who I've been with for a few years....

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Ray Davies' Mic Woes At Olympics Show

17th August 2012

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was "terrified" when his microphone broke just seconds before he was about to take to the stage at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The veteran star was on the bill of...

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Ray Davies: Closing Ceremony Was 'Intimate'

16th August 2012

Ray Davies felt the Olympic Games closing ceremony was ''intimate.''The Kinks frontman performed his track 'Waterloo Sunset' at the Olympic stadium in London to mark the end of the event on Sunday (12.08.12), and despite...

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Nbc's Olympic Games Coverage: The Most Watched Event, Ever

14th August 2012

Nbc couldn't move for complaints over its coverage of the London Olympics this year, thankfully for the network, however, when it all came down it, they were top trumps by a considerable margin over their...

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Nbc Cuts Legendary Closing Ceremony Acts To Plug New Show

13th August 2012

For a time it seemed as if NBC had seen the error of its ways by agreeing to stream the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics live on Sunday afternoon. And then it appeared to...

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