Dave Davies

Born Feb 3, 1947

David Russell Gordon "Dave" Davies is an English rock musician best known for his role as lead guitarist and vocalist for the English rock band The Kinks. In 2003, Davies was ranked 88th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Davies.


1947 Birth Born on February 3, 1947.


1963 16 Years Old Davies founded the Kinks with Pete Quaife in 1963. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old …  The most notorious incident was at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, in May 1965, involving drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies. … Read More


1967 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1967, Davies released his first solo single, credited entirely under his name, (although co-written by his brother and fellow Kinks member Ray Davies) entitled "Death of a Clown". … Read More
1968 21 Years Old Upon its release, "Death of a Clown" rose to number three on the UK Singles Chart. Wanting to profit from the new buzz suddenly surrounding Davies, a solo LP was slated for release some time in 1968 or 1969. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old …  Ray Davies commented on his brother's studio and solo work in a November 1975 interview: … Read More


1978 31 Years Old His composition and earnest, almost desperate lead vocals, not to mention his particularly ripping lead guitar sound, led to airplay — especially on college stations — for his idealistic "Trust Your Heart" on the 1978 Misfits album. … Read More
1980 33 Years Old After the aborted solo effort, Davies' solo career was not revived until 1980, with the release of Dave Davies (AFL1-3603), which featured Davies performing all the instruments by himself. … Read More


1996 49 Years Old Davies published an autobiography, entitled Kink, in 1996, in which he discussed a brief period of bisexuality in the late 1960s, which included a brief relationship with Long John Baldry and music producer Michael Aldred. He also wrote of the tense professional relationship with his brother over the Kinks' 30-year career. Dave became involved in a personal relationship with "Kate" Gina Hague from 1997 to 2012. … Read More


2002 55 Years Old Davies released his first true solo studio album in twenty years, Bug, in 2002. … Read More


2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Two Worlds was recorded throughout 2010 by The Aschere Project, the production team of Dave Davies and his son Russ Davies. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old It was announced in February 2013 that on 4 June 2013, Davies would be releasing his sixth studio album entitled I Will Be Me worldwide. … Read More
Dave Davies performed his first UK show in thirteen years in February 2014.
2015 68 Years Old In 2015 the Dave Davies solo album Rippin Up New York City was released on Red River Entertainment. … Read More
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