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Ray Davies: Happy Mistakes That Make a Band Unique

SKF NOTE: Last year I read and very much enjoyed Ray Davies’s autobiography, Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story. The book tells the stories of Ray Davies rebuilding his life, musical and personal, post-The Kinks. In this … Continue reading

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Ray Davies – Happy Mistakes that Make a Band Unique

SKF NOTE: Great songwriters have a special place in my heart. Performing onstage in front of an audience is often nerve wracking, but that experience for band leaders, front-men, must be scarier than it is for sidemen. When the front-man … Continue reading

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Bobby Graham: The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” Drummer

[SKF NOTE: File under, “Old Dog, New Tricks.” I just learned today that Bobby Graham is the drummer on this classic rock tune. Maybe there are others like me. My apologies to the already enlightened.] Wall Street Journal ANATOMY OF … Continue reading

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