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Kinks' Ray Davies is turning 70. Why it matters.
Kinks' Ray Davies is turning 70. Why it matters.

Saturday is Ray Davies' 70th birthday, but I'm not writing this as an offering or a note of congratulations. Having bought 53 pieces of vinyl or CD plastic by the Kinks, both of his books, his two solo albums of new songs and 30-odd concert tickets, I think I've already thanked and celebrated him in the way he can most appreciate. I hope what I’ve paid him has given him a fraction of the enjoyment I’ve had in return. I am not obsessive about the Kinks. I'm a musical omnivore open to excellence in any style. I'm thrilled by most of the usual suspects on the all-time greats lists of rock, soul, country, folk and blues, and by a good many more obscure...

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