The Kinks are one of my all-time favorite bands and one that I will always include in my top five no matter the circumstances – and that is saying a lot because my top five bands continuously change depending on my musical mood at that very moment!
Ray is such an incredible songwriter, in my opinion, one of the best to ever do it, and Dave Davies is easily one of the most underrated lead guitar players in the world. Together, with some others, they form a legendary band.
They have not been together as a band as of late, but hopefully, they will reunite one more time for the world to enjoy, please!
If not, I will always have some great moments involving the band to look back on, such as the few times I got to meet Ray, including one time back in 1990, which is when the main photo from this article was taken!
The photo is from a night back in 1990 at Hofstra University backstage with my college buddy, Lou.
We used to absolutely blast some of The Kinks’ LPs in the dorms at Kent Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh, so it was a thrill to snag a picture that night with Ray.
It honestly feels like just yesterday, to be honest!
It is crazy to think that many of our classic rock icons are almost pushing 80 years old these days.
Hopefully, Ray enjoyed his birthday yesterday and maybe I will spin a Kinks record or two when I get home in honor of his day yesterday!
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