As both cofounder of the Kinks and an iconoclastic solo artist Dave Davies is one of rocks most influential and identifiable figures. His innovative guitar work has been a seminal influence upon multiple generations of musicians, and his uncompromising persona has established himself as an enduring icon of rock and roll attitude.
Ray Davies CBE, one of the most successful and influential songwriters to emerge from the British Invasion of the 1960s, founded the rock band The Kinks with his brother Dave and Pete Quaife in London in 1963. Davies was born in Muswell Hill London, the seventh of eight children, including six older sisters and younger brother Dave.
Mick Avory, born 15 February 1944, in East Molesey, Surrey, drummed with The Kinks from January 1964 to 1984, making him the longest-serving member of the band, beside the Davies brothers.
Pete Quaife, born New Year's Eve 1943 in Tavistock, Devon, was a founding member and the original bassist for The Kinks from 1963 to 1969. Quaife and the Davies brothers founded a group known as The Ravens in 1962, as they all attended William Grimshaw secondary school in Muswell Hill.