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By Ray Davies

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its videos and song, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the united states with the Kinks in the course of the most tumultuous eras in contemporary history—until the Kinks workforce was once banned from appearing there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas residing in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that almost took his existence. In Americana, Davies attempts to make experience of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English standpoint as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own street journey via his lifestyles and storied profession as a rock superstar, and divulges what song, reputation, and the US quite suggest to him. probably the most attention-grabbing characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the well-known to the possibly even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The ebook additionally contains a photographic insert with photographs from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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