Thursday, May 30, 2024

Something Better Beginning? Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks Worked Together and No One Was Hurt


Dave Davies and brother Ray, of the Kinks, have notoriously not gotten along for a hundred years. The result is that the Kinks broke up, missed hundreds of opportunities, have a catalog strewn all over the place and disorganized.

But tonight Dave says he and Ray worked together today on some Kinks video footage. From the photo, it seems no one was harmed. If only these guys could get it together before they can’t anymore. They were such a great and important group. Cross fingers to quote one of their best songs, something better is beginning.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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