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A frank and revealing Rock and Roll memoir - welcome to Ray Davies's America

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An iconic rock legend, Ray Davies inspired generations of musicians - from the Who and the Clash to the Ramones and Black Sabbath - as lead singer and songwriter of the Kinks. Since the Kinks disbanded, he has embarked on a solo career and continues to tour and record. He has also acted, directed, and produced shows for theatre and television. Davies was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 and in 2012, his performance of the Kinks song 'Waterloo Sunset' was a highlight of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. On his most recent album, See My Friends (2011), he collaborated with such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, and Jon Bon Jovi.

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"Davies is candid and honest about his personal and creative struggles." * New York Times *
"A memoir of certainties rocked by the melodic patterns and syncopated beat of American popular culture." * Guardian *
"This is no tired rock story but something far more profound, funny and disturbing. " * Irish Times *
"A frank account of his own love/hate relationship with America." * GQ Magazine *

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