Happy New Year from The Nordic fans Only a couple of minutes into this year and we have Ray Davies
first appearance on the main norwegian tv-channel, NRK1. Here is a
link to the same concert on BBC.
This years first The Kinks concert in Oslo:
"David Watts" Photo from Kai60 Surprise party,
with John Dalton on the drums Alexandra, January 8th
2011, (without John Dalton on the drums)
Reserve your tickets for the Kast Off Kinks the original lineup, withJohn DaltonandJohn Gosling 22 January
2011 gig at Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt, send an email to
will have a look at new owners Kinks-room at Clissold Arms,
we will be back with photoes, review and more!!! There will be a report
from Alexandria as well. There are no webpage yet, but the link send
you to a facebookpage.
to be or not to be an individual
"I think there's a dangerthat musical aspirations
might get trapped in a bubble of mass media acceptance. It's the desire to be on
TV over the fact that you want to say something and
be an individual. I think if it's accepted that it's
just a popular TV show ['The
X Factor' in England and 'American
Idol' in America] that's fine. I'd like to think that there are young
musicians growing up and evolving all over the world, that they're not
influenced by it and are just going to do their thing."
From Ray Davies webpage: 23rd Nov '10 - Ray
Davies' North American tour cancelled.
Ray did not personally cancel the American dates but was
ordered by his doctors not to fly or embark on the accompanying ground travel
for the forthcoming four US dates until his medical condition has stabilized to
their satisfaction. The doctors could not provide a time frame for this and
advised Ray to cancel the dates.
Ray would like to thank all his fans for their continued
support and asks that everyone respect his privacy so he can concentrate on a
setlist, videos and something from the press. From the international tour of "Doin'
it the kinky way". They make the norwegian town Halden, the closest you get to
the Muswell Hill in Norway - these days.
Saturday 6/11 -10 Come back concert with
"David Watts" the famous norwegian The Kinks cover band
Alexandria, Oslo Norway Here you have a
LINK to a "David Watts" fanpage!
Kai 60: Surprise - Surprise -
Oslo 23/10: WhyKinks editor Arve Tunstad surprises WhyKinks editor Kai Arne
Armann on his 60th birthday.
are no editors of WhyKinks who are able to work, you just have to wait - sorry!
Once we have our feet on the ground again, we will -
well, we don't know it yet!
it the kinky way" on an
30/10 Ed in Sweden can experience a wonderful tribute to Ray Davies and the
exclaim.ca: "See My Friendswill
be released on November 1 in the UK viaUniversal
UK. A North American release date has not yet been announced. More
information on the record can be foundhere,
while brief snippets of each track are available atthis
See My Friends:
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Jon Bon Jovi & Richie
“Celluloid Heroes” “Days/
3. Mumford & Sons
This Time Tomorrow”
4. Lucinda Williams & The 88
“Long Way From Home
“You Really Got Me"
6. Paloma Faith
7. Jackson Browne
8. Alex Chilton & The 88
“‘Til the End of the Day”
9. Amy Macdonald
“Dead End Street”
“See My Friends”
1. Black Francis
“This Is Where I Belong”
12. The 88
13. Gary Lightbody
“Tired of Waiting”
14. Billy Corgan
“All Day and All of the Night/Destroyer”
Halden, rway 17/09
More is coming soon!
Backstage at GQ with Noel Gallagher and Ray Davies
Which outstanding achievements ????? "So as you
see I got the GQ award for outstanding achievement last night, they didnt tell
me which of my many outstanding achievements it was for though. Thanks to Noel,
Dylan Jones and all at GQ."
Ray Davies, 21 August, Castle Park Ledreborg, Denmark
KINKS KOVERS KOME TO KOMPAKT KLUB; KULTISTS
MariannSp's BLOGG reports from
the Kinks Tribute Night at the Sunset Tavern, Seattle 30/7-2010. It started with:
"The Quaifes brought VGPS to life again for the smiling fans at the Sunset, who
nodded and and sang along with them." and a lot of bands follows up! - the
report and 16 videoes from the Kinks Tribute Night on the link.
Because so many
people were unable to make the trip to Denmark for Pete's funeral, Mick and
myself have spoken and decided to put on a memorial night for Pete in
Muswell Hill were the Kinks first formed.
We are currently talking
with others and looking into venues and will hopefully announce
Here is a summery of
a e-mail from Petes brother David: from David Quaife - Petes donations:
I have received many
emails and telephone calls by very kind people wishing to donate to Pete’s
The donations will be used
firstly for Pete’s funeral costs, wake and gravestone.
We are expecting a considerable
amount of mourners.
As Pete’s partner Elisabeth
will be excluded from any inheritance (not married) I think it also
appropriate to donate an amount to lessen her burdens she will undergo from
losing Pete - her sweetheart and loved one for many years.
Elisabeth has supported Pete
through many a difficult times, not the least the special care and love she gave
Pete with his regular dialysis sessions 3 times a week, and the loving, nursing
care during the last days of dear Pete’s life.
The monies over will be donated
to an applicable, registered Dialysis research fund.
The donations will be paid
direct into PayPal and then transferred to:-
In memory of Pete Quaife
6:54 pm -Dave Emlen wrote:
I'm sad to report the death of Pete Quaife, the Kinks' original bassplayer.
Pete died yesterday, June 23rd, of kidney failure after spending several days in
a coma in a hospital in Denmark.
NME Festival Guide June 27, 2010 :
Ray Davies pays tribute to late Kinks bassist Pete Quaife at Glastonbury
Songwriting legend is also joined by a choir on the Pyramid
The Kinks' frontman
Ray Daviespaid tribute to the band's recently deceased
bassist Pete Quaife during his
Glastonburyset on the Pyramid Stage
today (June 27).
The veteran star dedicated
The Kinks' classic 'See My Friends' to
his old bandmate, and later played two tracks from what Quaife
claimed was his favourite Kinks album, 1968's 'The
Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society'.
about his old friend, who died of kidney failure last week (June 23) aged 66,
Davies told the crowd, "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him."
On Thursday I was very busy, taking care of my family and
finishing a recording session, when I saw very briefly that Pete Quaife of the
Kinks had died. I didn't have time to process it until I was performing at my
regular Thursday night sunset show in Hawaii Kai. I sang a couple of songs in
his honor, and managed to capture it with a Flip that was in my music bag.
Ray Davies is 66
on the 21/6 2010 Click on picture, for bigger version! WhyKinkslast picture of Ray is from Royal Albert Hall 23/5 2010 Ray is still going
strong, it was a fantastic show!