The Davies Diaries

Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks, presents the story of the group's career in the 1960s.


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In 1964 the Kinks progressed from their front room in Muswell Hill to being No 1 on `Top of the Pops' and having millions of screaming fans.

Featuring `Long Tall Sally', `You Still Want Me' and `You Really Got Me'.

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This programme charts the continuing rise of the Kinks in 1965 and recalls the trials and tribulations of their ill-fated American tour.

Featuring `Tired Of Waiting For You', `I Need You' and `See My Friend'.

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This edition reflects on 1966, when the Kinks were gaining increasing respect as songwriters with songs of social comment like `Dedicated Follower of Fashion' and Dave Davies's `Death of a Clown'.

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This edition focuses on 1967, the year in which the Kinks recorded their classic `Waterloo Sunset'.

Davies remembers the year when flower power was all the rage and the Kinks topped the Dutch charts with `Mr Pleasant'.

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1968 saw the Kinks release their classic song `Days'.

Ray Davies reflects on a year when the Kinks changed their style and became the Village Green Preservation Society.

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In 1969, the Kinks continued to defy convention.

They had moved away from the heavy music of their early years and recorded the quintessentially English album `Arthur', which, ironically, resurrected their career in the USA.

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Clare presents documentaries, concerts and sessions, featuring parts five and six of The Davies Diaries, in which Ray Davies of The Kinks looks back on 1968-69.

Featuring parts five and six of The Davies Diaries.