Wednesday, February 3, 2010

David Russell Gordon Davies

Guitarist Dave Davies turns 63 today.
Davies, along with older brother Ray, was a founding member of British rock band The Kinks.
Although Dave Davies played a largely subordinate role to his brother, he would make occasional contributions on the Kinks' records as lead vocalist and songwriter.
Dave was responsible for the signature distorted power chord riff on The Kinks' first hit, "You Really Got Me"and in 2003, Davies was ranked 88th in Rolling Stone magazine list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

On 30 June 2004, Dave Davies suffered a stroke, but by 2006, he had recovered enough to be able to walk, talk and play guitar, and will return to touring in this year.