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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 probably the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks crew was once banned from appearing there from 1965-69. Many excursions and journeys later, whereas dwelling in New Orleans, he skilled a transformative occasion: the taking pictures (a results of a botched theft) that almost took his lifestyles. In Americana, Davies attempts to make feel of his lengthy love-hate courting with the rustic that either encouraged and annoyed him. From his quintessentially English viewpoint as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a really own highway journey via his existence and storied occupation as a rock megastar, and divulges what song, reputation, and the United States fairly suggest to him. essentially the most interesting characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the well-known to the possibly even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The publication additionally contains a photographic insert with photos from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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