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Ray Davies, Donovan, others inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
Ray Davies, Donovan, others inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Two questions jump out with the announcement that Ray Davies, principle songwriter for the Kinks, has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. What took so long? And how did Sting and Glenn Frey get in first? Critical judgments aside, Davies long ago earned his place. Writer of such classics of the rock canon as “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and a bounty of lesser-known gems that place him among the great rock writers of his generation, Davies was inducted alongside Donovan (“Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Sunshine Superman”), Jim Weatherly (“Midnight Train to Georgia”), Mark James...

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