Sunday, July 21, 2024

The Kinks’ Legendary Dave Davies Sees Rock Hall Statue For Sale on ebay — And He’d Like It Back!


Dave Davies of the Kinks got a rude awakening this week. He saw his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame statue for sale on ebay for $12,500.

He’d like it back, thanks.

I spoke to Dave this morning. Twenty years ago he had a stroke that knocked him out of commission for about a year. That seems to be the time the statue went missing.

What happened is unclear. The ebay seller says the statue comes from a storage unit that Davies forgot about, which seems likely, Dave says, because of the stroke. Luckily, Dave has his health after making a full recovery. He has a great girlfriend named Rebecca Wilson, they’ve been together for 12 years. One of his 8 children, Daniel, is releasing new music tomorrow, an album called “Ghost of the Heart.” The title track is below. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

The Kinks are celebrating the 60th anniversary of their first– and seminal — hit, “You Really Got Me,” this year. The Kinks received the statue and were inducted into the Rock Hall in 1990. They are one of the greatest bands of all time, part of the British Invasion, and possibly the original punk group as well. Dave’s innovative style of playing guitar, plus the classic songs he wrote with brother Ray Davies, made the Kinks legendary.

And how are Dave and Ray getting along these days? “We’re going to see him for his birthday next week,” Dave says. “We get along very well except when we’re fighting!”

But the fighting is not what it used to be. The brothers are getting on pretty well, and Dave sings the praises of BMG for organizing, curating, and releasing their catalog. Whether it’s “Lola” or “All Day and All of the Night” or even “Come Dancing,” there’s nothing like the Kinks!

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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