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Ray Davies Didn't Want To Release Waterloo Sunset

Ray Davies never wanted to release 'Waterloo Sunset'.The 1967 track may be one of The Kinks most well known songs now, but the 76-year-old writer initially just wanted it to be a private musical moment...

Sir Ray Davies Was Almost Killed By A Ww2 Bomb As A Baby

Sir Ray Davies was almost killed by a World War II bomb when he was just two days old.The Kinks legend, 76, has only recently been made aware of the near-fatal experience by his older...

Chrissie Hynde: Love Is A Hassle

Chrissie Hynde thinks being in love is too much ''hassle''.The 68-year-old singer - who has two adult daughters, Natalie, with Kinks frontman Ray Davies, and Yasmin, whose father is her first husband Jim Kerr, and...

Sir Paul Mccartney Backs Campaign To Stop Music Venues Closing

Sir Paul McCartney has backed a campaign to stop iconic music venues from closing.The Beatles star has spoke out in support of Labour MP John Spellar's move to introduce a bill in the Commons that...

Stars Turn Out For Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet Opening Night

The play has already hit the headlines thanks to one reviewer who gave her opinion about the Shakespeare production early during preview performances and Cumberbatch making a plea to fans to stop filming...

Kevin Spacey Scoops Theatre Honour

Kevin Spacey was honoured with a special award at last night's (12.04.15) Olivier Awards.The 'House of Cards' star was presented with the accolade by Dame Judi Dench at the prestigious ceremony - which is sponsored...

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

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...

Ray Davies Working On Opera

The Kinks star Ray Davies is writing an opera.The veteran musician has penned two musicals based around his band's hits, Come Dancing and Sunny Afternoon, which opened in London's West End last year (14)....

Ray Davies To Mark Kinks Anniversary With Special Gigs

The Kinks star Ray Davies is to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's breakthrough track You Really Got Me with a series of special concerts.The band hit number one in the U.K. with the...

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

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...

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

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...

Ray Davies Fuels Hopes Of The Kinks Reunion

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...

Benzino And 5 Other Celebrities Who Survied Getting Shot

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...

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

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...

Ray Davies And Donovan Land Inductions Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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...

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

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...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter To Stand Trial Next Year

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...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Can Return To Fracking Protest Site

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)...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Arrested In Fracking Protest

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...

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

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...

Mick Jones And Ray Davies Land Silver Clef Awards

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...

Sir Elton John Joins Barclaycard Summer Time

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...

Ray Davies Refusing To Watch New Bond Movie

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...

Ray Davies' Mic Woes At Olympics Show

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...

Ray Davies: Closing Ceremony Was 'Intimate'

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...

Jessie J 'Blown Away' By Closing Ceremony

Jessie J admits she was ''blown away'' by the London 2012 Closing Ceremony last night (12.08.12).The 24-year-old singer performed three songs at the prestigious event at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London, and was...

Emeli Sande Opens Closing Ceremony

Emeli Sande opened the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics tonight (12.08.12).The British singer performed a cover of Professor Green's 'Read All About It' as she kicked off the hugely-anticipated event in the Olympic Stadium,...

Gary Barlow 'Determined' To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

Gary Barlow is ''determined'' to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony tomorrow night (10.08.12). The Take That singer has endured a tragic week after his daughter Poppy was delivered stillborn on Monday (06.08.12), but he...

Ray Davies: 'I Struggled With Alcohol A Decade Ago'

The Kinks star Ray Davies has opened up about his secret booze battle a decade ago revealing he once locked himself away and drank solidly for three weeks.The Come Dancing singer has confessed his clean-living...

Ray Davies Pretends To Be Damon

Ray Davies claims to be Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street. The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he...

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