Dave Davies


Aged 77

David Russell Gordon Davies (born 3 February 1947) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band the Kinks, which also featured his elder brother Ray Davies. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 as a member of the Kinks. Davies is prolific with his innovative nature on the electric guitar, specifically in being one of the first to utilize electric guitar distortion and exposing the effect to the mainstream. His signature distorted power chord riffs on songs would heavily influence future heavy metal and punk rock acts. In 2003, Davies was ranked 91st in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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The Clissold Arms, London Ray & Dave Davies Site of the first public performance of Ray & Dave Davies, founding members of The Kinks, in December 1960. The Kinks went on to become one of Britain's most influential rock bands and its members are regarded as the founding fathers of musical genres that emerged decades after they disbanded.

105 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom where they was