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I was floored by these guys. The Beatles started the wave, but these guys rode it well. I even had a maroon corduroy jacket modeled after outfits they wore on an album cover. Dave Davies was my first guitar hero. He's still at it as well as Ray, though they can't stand each other. Their music kind of lost it though, around the time of Arthur, until Lola came out. That was pretty good because we saw plenty of Lolas in Madrid on the street corners around the Iron Horse (had to be there to…

Bands reunited: Now original Kinks line-up set to reform for reunion tour

I was floored by these guys. The Beatles started the wave, but these guys rode it well. I even had a maroon corduroy jacket modeled after outfits they wore on an album cover. Dave Davies was my first guitar hero. He's still at it as well as Ray, though they can't stand each other. Their music kind of lost it though, around the time of Arthur, until Lola came out. That was pretty good because we saw plenty of Lolas in Madrid on the street corners around the Iron Horse (had to be there to…

Singersongwriter Ray Davies and guitarist Dave Davies performing with The Kinks at the White City Festival White City Stadium London 15th July 1973...

Singersongwriter Ray Davies and guitarist Dave Davies performing with The Kinks at the White City Festival White City Stadium London 15th July 1973...

The Kinks, Ray Davies and Dave Davies, dressed in school uniform to promote the album 'Schoolboys In Disgrace', London, January 1976. (Photo by Michael Putland)

The Kinks, Ray Davies and Dave Davies, dressed in school uniform to promote the album 'Schoolboys In Disgrace', London, January 1976. (Photo by Michael Putland)

Best Guitarist n. 91 - Dave Davies - the kinks- "you really got me" - Davies, who created the distortion on "You Really Got Me" by slicing an amp speaker with a razor, has laughed off claims that it was actually played by an uncredited Jimmy Page: "Who'd want to play a solo that crazy, anyway? Only Dave Davies could do that."

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Best Guitarist n. 91 - Dave Davies - the kinks- "you really got me" - Davies, who created the distortion on "You Really Got Me" by slicing an amp speaker with a razor, has laughed off claims that it was actually played by an uncredited Jimmy Page: "Who'd want to play a solo that crazy, anyway? Only Dave Davies could do that."

The Davies brothers, Ray and Dave of The Kinks... their music and style was so wonderfully English.

The Davies brothers, Ray and Dave of The Kinks... their music and style was so wonderfully English.

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