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Ray Davies On World Cafe

Ray Davies. (Courtesy of the artist)

World Cafe welcomes British rock legend Ray Davies to the WXPN studio for this session. The man behind The Kinks from 1964 to 1998 has a new memoir called Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story. The book expresses his thoughts about the people and ideologies of America.

Davies has had a problematic relationship with the U.S.: The Kinks got banned in the early days of the British Invasion and subsequently lost a lot of stateside momentum. Davies was also shot in an attack when he was living in New Orleans in 2004. This session features a wide-ranging conversation that covers a lot of ground in Davies' fascinating life.

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