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Ray Davies : a complicated life

Author: Johnny Rogan
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock 'n' roll musicians - and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led The Kinks to fame with their number one hit 'You Really Got Me'. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, challenging The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in the charts, swamped by fans and fast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Ray Davies; Ray Davies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johnny Rogan
ISBN: 9781847923172 1847923178
OCLC Number: 899705752
Description: xi, 756 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Johnny Rogan.

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Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock 'n' roll musicians - and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies  Read more...

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