Biographies Of Rock Musicians

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By Ray Davies

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and tune, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the USA with the Kinks in the course of probably the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks workforce was once banned from acting there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas dwelling in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that almost took his existence. In Americana, Davies attempts to make experience of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English point of view as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own street journey via his lifestyles and storied profession as a rock famous person, and divulges what track, status, and the United States particularly suggest to him. essentially the most attention-grabbing characters in contemporary popular culture make appearances, from the recognized to the probably even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The ebook additionally incorporates a photographic insert with photographs from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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