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Picture - Ray Davis - 2015 Olivier... London United Kingdom, Sunday 12th April 2015

Ray Davis - 2015 Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

Picture - Ray Davies and George Maguire... London United Kingdom, Sunday 12th April 2015

Ray Davies and George Maguire - The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals at The Royal Opera House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Ray Davies and George Maguire

Angela Lansbury Is Honoured At 89, While The Kinks Musical Wins Big At Olivier Awards


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Angela Lansbury and The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, were the big winners at Olivier Awards, held on Sunday evening at London’s Royal Opera House. At the ceremony, hosted by Lenny Henry, Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge also won big, taking home three awards including best revival.

Angela lansburyLansbury took home the best supporting actress award.

Angela Lansbury, who turns 90 this October, returned to the West End last year as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. The actress took home the best supporting actress for her performance, telling the audience "I simply can't believe it,” while accepting the statue.

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Picture - Edward Hall, George Maguire, Sonia... London United Kingdom, Sunday 12th April 2015

Edward Hall, George Maguire, Sonia Friedman, John Dagleish, Ray Davies and Joe Penhall - The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Winners. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Picture - Ray Davies - Photographs from... London United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th November 2014

Ray Davies - Photographs from a Private viewing of the exhibition 'Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk' which was held at Somerset House in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th November 2014

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Picture - Ray Davies - Photographs from... London United Kingdom, Tuesday 28th October 2014

Ray Davies - Photographs from the Press night of the new musical based around the Kinks 'Sunny Afternoon' which was held at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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


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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 New York City and although Davies couldn’t be there in person he did accept the honour via video link.

Ray Davies The Kinks Davies, pictured outside the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, was unable to attend the ceremony in New York City due to the death of his sister

Davies also posted on his Facebook page: “I am profoundly honoured to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters (sic) funeral.”

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


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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 many years of friction within its members, but this may be all in the past.

The Kinks' frontman Ray Davies recently revealed he has finally had a face-to-face meeting with a founding member of the band, his younger brother Dave. 

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Benzino and 5 Other Celebrities Who Survied Getting Shot


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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 make a full recovery. As shocking and serious as any shooting is, Benzino is not the first celebrity to fall victim to gun fire, but luckily he’s also not the first to survive either.

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


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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 music magazine Uncut that a reunion is "as close as it's ever been to happening."

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Ray Davies: The Kinks Could Reunite This Year.

Dave Davies, who suffered a stroke in 2004, explained that he'd caught up with his brother last summer in a London pub, where they chatted about the possibility of reforming the band for their 50th anniversary. "I said to Ray I thought that it'd be a great shame if we don't try and do something," he told Uncut. "I don't think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting. I think it's time reality took over, and started directing the last years of [...] whatever it is. It's like Cain and Abel."

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


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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 been forced to postpone a series of summer dates, including at London's Hyde Park this week.

Speaking to tabloid The Sun, Elton explained how he was in "agony" before calling in the doctors, "I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time," he said. In a statement on his official website, the singer said he is on a course of "intensive antibiotics" and is expected to undergo surgery "in the coming weeks."

Fans will be pleased to learn the singer plans to return to touring "starting in early September 2013," though he will concentrate his efforts on making a full recovering for the next month-and-a-half. 

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Ray Davies, See My Friends Album Review


Ray Davies is best known for being the lead singer of legendary rock band The Kinks but since the demise of them in 1996, he has worked hard on a solo career as a singer-songwriter. After five solo albums, Ray Davies now returns with a collaborations album, See My Friends. This collection is very interesting because all of the songs were actually produced decades ago by The Kinks themselves and now have been given a modern revamp. As the man himself says 'Originally it was a way to express myself and give my band The Kinks material to record. After a while, the songs took a life of their own as the world discovered them. Now, when I meet other artists, most of them who know my work have a favourite Kinks song. I decided it would be a natural progression to collaborate with some of these artists'. The result is a walk down nostalgia lane but with a brilliantly modern streak that is sure to garner new-generation fans.

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