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Ray Davies

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-611-6
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The shocking and edgy memoirs of a dedicated enemy of fashion and the lead singer of The Kinks.

This subversively brilliant, one-of-a-kind rock autobiography ingeniously styled as a biography, is written by a nameless, faceless writer hired by an Orwellian entity called "the Corporation" to capture the essence of Ray Davies, lead singer and song writer of The Kinks and one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time.

"R.D." tells the store of his life--or does he Tales of London and the rock scene of the Swinging Sixties evolve in a labyrinthine, thoroughly engrossing fashion as The Kinks front man reveals his life and times to the young writer, often seemingly passing his stories directly into the writer's consciousness. Carnaby Street, "Top of the Pops," the Cavern Club, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and other fixtures of the times fade in and out of this compelling narrative. Part autobiography, part social history, part psychological thriller, this elusive and daring book exposes rock stardom as the heaven, hell, and purgatory it is.

"An extraordinary 'unauthorized autobiography'...(that) goes straight into the canon of rock'n'roll mythology."--Esquire

Ray Davies was born and still lives in north London. Together with his younger brother, Dave, he launched The Kinks in 1964. Their first number- one single, "You Really Got Me," was followed by thirty albums and a series of hit singles, including "Waterloo Sunset" and "Lola."

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