Dave Davies - 1960's Peacock Style Icon
Dave Davies is mostly known for his guitar riffs in such Kinks' classics as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day And All Of The Night"As a songwriter, Dave always stood in the shadow of his older brother, Ray. But his skills as a guitarist, perfectly complemented Ray's brilliant songwriting, making them one of the most dynamic duos in popular music history. However, the aim of this post is not to talk about Dave Davies - the musician, but to say a few words about his very flamboyant dress sense…
Brothers Ray and Dave Davies formed the London-based rock group The Kinks with Peter Quaife and Mick Avory in 1964. Over the next four years they built up a huge fan base, and put out 12 Top Ten hit singles, including the seminal "You Really Got Me", "All Day And All Of The Night", "Tired Of Waiting For You", "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion", "Sunny Afternoon", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Death Of A Clown".
Ray Davies: 'After You Really Got Me I thought – how am I going to follow this now?'
In this feature from December 2015, legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies, who has been awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year's Honours, reveals the story behind an early photo of the band
Interview: The Kinks' Dave Davies on Hendrix, Lennon, Chuck Berry and brother Ra
He rubbed Lennon up the wrong way, thought he’d killed his brother Ray, and would have loved a three-in-a-bed romp with Brian Jones and their shared girlfriend. He's Kinks man Dave Davies