Ray Davies

Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, CBE (/ˈdvɪz/ DAY-viz;[1] born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television. He is often referred to as "the godfather of Britpop".[2] After the dissolution of the Kinks in 1996, Davies embarked on a solo career.

Ray Davies
Davies performing in Toronto, 1977
Background information
Birth nameRaymond Douglas Davies
Born (1944-06-21) 21 June 1944 (age 77)
Fortis Green, London, England
OriginMuswell Hill, London, England
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, piano
Years active1960–present
Associated actsThe Kinks, Crouch End Festival Chorus, The 88