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Ray Davies was born on June 21, 1944 in Fortis Green, which is located in Muswell Hill, north of London, England. He was the seventh of eighth children, and with his younger brother Dave, he was one of the only two boys in his family. In 1963, he joined Dave's band The Ravens on rhythm guitar and vocals. He later rose to the position of chief ... See full bio »
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 2014 Tenacity and Gratitude: The Frank Cotolo Story (Documentary) (writer: "Where Have All The Good Times Gone") (post-production)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2013 The Harry Hill Movie (writer: "Days")
 2013 The Hot Flashes (writer: "Push It")
 2013 Boule & Bill (writer: "Waterloo Sunset")
 2013 In a World... (writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 2012 Not Fade Away (writer: "All Day and All of the Night", "Who'll Be The Next In Line")
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Lola")
 2012 End of Watch (writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Douglas Davis)
 2012 The Campaign (writer: "Push It")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Do it Again")
 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (performer: "Bopology") / (writer: "Bopology")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Waterloo Sunset", "Mister Pleasant")
  Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Other Woman (2012) ... (lyrics: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited) / (music: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançons de viatge (2012) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.120 (2012) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2012 White Heat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Past Is a Foreign Country (2012) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2011 Los Bunkers: Un documental by Sonar (Documentary) (writer: "Tired of Waiting For You")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2011 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Naked Truth (2011) ... (writer: "Victoria" - uncredited)
 2011 God Bless America (writer: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #18.168 (2011) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.47 (2009) ... (performer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2011 Ramona (Short) (performer: "Haunting", "Dance Of The Woodland Pixies")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.95 (2011) ... (writer: "Yoda" - uncredited)
 2011 Beloved (writer: "I Go To Sleep")
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie) (writer: "She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 2011 Something Borrowed (writer: "Push It")
 1988-2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 April 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Push It" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 20 July 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Waterloo Sunset" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 April 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Waterloo Sunset" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 3 December 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Days" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 June 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2011 Beastly (writer: "All Day And All Of The Night")
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Push Mix (2011) ... (writer: "Push It")
 2010 Little Crackers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dawn French's Little Cracker: Operation Big Hat (2010) ... (writer: "She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina")
 2010 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Push It")
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (writer: "A Well Respected Man")
 2010 Estradilla: Pate Mustajärvi N.Y.T. (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Lola")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Push It" - uncredited)
 2010 Grown Ups (writer: "Better Things")
 2010 Comedy Lab (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- iCandy (2010) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "Push It" - as Raymond Davies)
 2010 Lemmy (Documentary) (writer: "Dandy")
 2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2010) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2010 The Crocodiles Strike Back (writer: "Push It" - as Roymon Davies)
 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (writer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Come Dancing" - uncredited)
- Round Seven (2009) ... (writer: "Sunny Afternoon" - uncredited)
- Round Six (2009) ... (writer: "I Go To Sleep" - uncredited)
 2009 Amelia (performer: "Sheer Cool") / (writer: "Sheer Cool")
 2009 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (writer: "Lola")
 2009 Farewell De Gaulle, Farewell (TV Movie) (writer: "This Time Tomorrow" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "All Day and All of the Night" (1964), "Sunny Afternoon" (1966))
 2009 Dollhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gray Hour (2009) ... (writer: "I Go To Sleep" - uncredited)
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2008 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Normal (2008) ... (writer: "A Well Respected Man")
 2008 Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wednesday's Women (2008) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2008 Step Brothers (writer: "Father Christmas")
 2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trojan Horst (2008) ... (writer: "Lola" - uncredited)
 2008 JCVD (lyrics: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davis) / (music: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davis)
 2008 War, Inc. (performer: "The Tourist") / (writer: "The Tourist")
 2008 Chaos Theory (writer: "Better Things")
 2008 Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (Video) (writer: "Push It")
 2008 The Bank Job (writer: "Lola")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2007 Rules of Engagement (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Audrey's Sister (2007) ... ("You Really Got Me")
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2007 Juno (writer: "A Well Respected Man" (1965))
 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (writer: "This Time Tomorrow", "Powerman" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 2007 Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (performer: "Downbeat Blues") / (writer: "Downbeat Blues")
 1977-2007 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Peyton Manning/Carrie Underwood (2007) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
- Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) ... (writer: "Do it Again", "Word of Mouth")
- Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me / All Day And All of the Night / Well-Respected Man / Lola", "Sleepwalker")
 2007 Reign Over Me (writer: "Stop Your Sobbing")
 2007 Hot Fuzz (writer: "Village Green Preservation Society", "Village Green" - as Raymond Davies)
 2007 The Savages (writer: "Sitting by the Riverside")
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors (writer: "Father Christmas")
 2006 Clatterford (TV Series) (writer: "Village Green Preservation Society")
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) (writer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME")
 2006 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ray Davies (2006) ... (performer: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else", "Good Times Gone", "After the Fall", "Next Door Neighbour", "Over My Head", "Run Away From Time", "Twentieth Century Man", "The Tourist", "A Long Way From Home", "The Getaway (Lonesome Train)", "All Day and All of the Night")
 2006 School for Scoundrels (writer: "Set Me Free")
 2006 Click (writer: "Do It Again" (1984))
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Do It Again")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home for Unwed Mothers/Long Expedition Encampment/Evelyn Nesbit Portrait (2005) ... (writer: "Waterloo Sunset", "The Village Green Preservation Society" - uncredited)
 2005 Regular Lovers (writer: "This Time Tomorrow")
 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin (writer: "Push It" (1987) - as Raymond Davies)
 2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (writer: "Better Things")
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "Sleepwalker", "Juke Box Music")
 2005 Broken Flowers (writer: "Tell Me Now So I Know")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Lola" - uncredited)
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (TV Movie) (writer: "Push It")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2004 The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate ("Better Things")
 2004 Soul Plane (writer: "Push It")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (lyrics: "A Well Respected Man") / (music: "A Well Respected Man")
 2004 Perfect Opposites (performer: "Cha Cha Charada") / (writer: "Cha Cha Charada")
 2004 Saved! (writer: "Push It" (1986))
 2003 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("You Really Got Me")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2003 Shanghai Knights (writer: "All Day And All Of The Night")
 2003 Adumot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lama Lo Kaduregel (2003) ... (writer: "Stop Your Sobbing" - uncredited)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2002 Showboy (performer: "Carnival for Trumpet") / (writer: "Carnival for Trumpet")
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Lola") / (writer: "Lola")
 2002/I Sweet Sixteen (writer: "I Go to Sleep")
 2002 Ash Wednesday (writer: "Catch Me Now I'm Falling")
 2002 The New Guy (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2001 Disco Pigs (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2001 You Really Got Me (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 2001 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amazon Women in the Mood (2001) ... (writer: "Leela")
 2001 Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Victoria" - uncredited)
 2000 Nowhere Land (performer: "Bluer Than the Blues") / (writer: "Bluer Than the Blues")
 2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) ("I Go To Sleep", "Stop Your Sobbing")
 2000 101 Reykjavík (performer: "Lola") / (writer: "Lola")
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy")
 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal (lyrics: "Bluer Than The Blues") / (music: "Bluer Than The Blues")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) (writer: "Yoda")
 1999 Black Milk (writer: "ShangriLa")
 1999 Performance and Cocktails: Live at Morfa Stadium (Video) (writer: "Sunny Afternoon")
 1999 An Audience with Tom Jones (TV Special) (writer: "Sunny Afternoon")
 1999 Nos vies heureuses (writer: "Where Have All The Good Times Gone")
 1999 Happy, Texas (writer: "Back Beat Boogie")
 1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Waiting for Edward (1998) ... (music: "Carry on Shopping" - uncredited)
 1998 Rushmore (writer: "Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl")
 1998 L.A. Without a Map (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 1998 Hilary and Jackie (writer: "You Really Got Me" - as Raymond D. Davies)
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Machine (1997) ... (writer: "Yoda" - uncredited)
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Canine Mutiny (1997) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Tired of Waiting For You", "You Really Got Me")
 1996-1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Lola" - uncredited)
- 6x6-1 (1996) ... (writer: "Lola" - uncredited)
 1996 SubUrbia (writer: "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 1996 Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Sunny Afternoon", "You Really Got Me" (uncredited), "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion")
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 1995 Life 101 (Video) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 1994 Dumb & Dumber (writer: "Whiney Whiney (Things That Make Me Crazy)")
 1993 In the Name of the Father (writer: "Dedicated Follower of Fashion")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 1993 Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now (Video) (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1 (lyrics: "YOU REALLY GOT ME") / (music: "YOU REALLY GOT ME")
 1992/II Illusions (TV Movie) (writer: "Lola")
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fruits of the Earth (1992) ... (writer: "All Day and All of the Night", "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 1990 Flashback (writer: "The Last of the Steam Powered Trains")
 1989 Leedvermaak (writer: "Waterloo Sunset")
 1989 She's Out of Control (writer: "You Really Got Me")
 1988 Permanent Record (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 1988 Tommys Hollywood Report (TV Movie) (writer: "Celluloid Heroes" - uncredited)
 1986 Nothing in Common (writer: "Don't forget to dance")
 1986 Club Paradise (writer: "Ape Man")
 1986 The American Way (writer: "All Day And All Of The Night")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (performer: "Quiet Life") / (writer: "Quiet Life")
 1986 Link (music: "APEMAN")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Stop your Sobbing")
 1985 Acceptable Levels (writer: "You Really Got Me" - uncredited)
 1984 Return to Waterloo (performer: "Intro", "Return to Waterloo", "Going Solo", "Missing Persons", "Sold Me Out", "Lonely Hearts", "Expectations", "Return to Waterloo" (reprise), "Voices in the Dark" (End Title)) / (writer: "Intro", "Return to Waterloo", "Ladder of Success", "Going Solo", "Missing Persons", "Sold Me Out", "Lonely Hearts", "Not Far Away", "Expectations", "Return to Waterloo" (reprise), "Voices in the Dark" (End Title))
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (writer: "Predictable" - uncredited)
 1981 John Wilson's Mini-Musicals (Video) (writer: "Demon Alcohol")
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Yes Sir, No Sir" - as Raymond Douglas Davies) / (music: "Yes Sir, No Sir" - as Raymond Douglas Davies)
 1978 Revolver (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... (writer: "David Watts")
 1977 The American Friend (writer: "Too Much on My Mind")
 1974 Ape Over Love (writer: "King Kong", "Apeman" - uncredited)
 1972 Budgie (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... (writer: "Nobody's Fool" (Main Theme - Series 2))
- Brief Encounter (1972) ... (writer: "Nobody's Fool" (Main Theme - Series 2))
- The Man Outside (1972) ... (writer: "Nobody's Fool" (Main Theme - Series 2))
- The Outside Man (1972) ... (writer: "Nobody's Fool" (Main Theme - Series 2))
- King for a Day (1972) ... (writer: "Nobody's Fool" (Main Theme - Series 2))
 1971 Percy (writer: "God's Children", "Lola", "The Way Love Used to Be", "Completely", "Running Round Town", "Moments", "Animals in the Zoo", "Just Friends", "Whip Lady", "Dreams", "Helga", "Willesden Green", "God's Children - End")
 1970 Summer in the City (writer: "Sunny Afternoon", "Set Me Free", "Till The End of the Day", "You Really Got Me", "Tired of Waiting", "Rainy Day in June")
 1969 Pop Go the Sixties! (TV Movie) (writer: "Days")
 1969 Till Death Us Do Part (writer: "Till Death Us Do Part")
 1967 Catalina Caper (lyrics: "There's a New World") / (music: "There's a New World")
 1966 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 July 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Sunny Afternoon" - uncredited)
 1964-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.33 (1966) ... (writer: "I Gotta Move")
- Episode #2.7 (1965) ... (writer: "Who'll Be the Next in Line", "See My Friends" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.43 (1965) ... (writer: "You Really Got Me" (uncredited) (excerpt), "All Day and All of the Night" (uncredited) (excerpt), "Set Me Free", "Tired of Waiting for You")
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Tired of Waiting")
- Episode #1.26 (1965) ... (writer: "All Day and All of the Night")
 1965 Vinyl (writer: "Tired of Waiting For You")
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He composed the music for Barrie Keeffe and his musical, "Chorus Girls", was performed at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, England with Peter Halliday, Michael Elphick, Marc Sinden, Hetty Baynes, Lesley Manville, Anita Dobson and Charlotte Cornwell in the cast. Adrian Shergold was the director. See more »

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If I had to my life to do over, I would change every single thing I have done. See more »


Director Wes Anderson originally intended to have the whole of Rushmore (1998) set to songs by The Kinks. Anderson changed his mind when he wanted to use a series of songs by other bands from the "British Invasion", although he kept the Davies/Kinks song, "Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl". See more »


His introspective songwriting method. See more »

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