Download e-book for iPad: Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story by Ray Davies

By Ray Davies

ISBN-10: 1402778910

ISBN-13: 9781402778919

ISBN-10: 1454915528

ISBN-13: 9781454915522

As a boy in post-War England, mythical Kinks' singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its video clips and tune, its tradition of freedom, fed his mind's eye. Then, as a part of the British Invasion, he toured the U.S. with the Kinks in the course of some of the most tumultuous eras in fresh history—until the Kinks staff was once banned from acting 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 experience of his lengthy love-hate dating with the rustic that either encouraged and pissed off him. From his quintessentially English point of view as a Kink, Davies—with candor, humor, and wit—takes us on a truly own highway journey via his lifestyles and storied profession as a rock superstar, and divulges what track, reputation, and the USA relatively suggest to him. the most interesting characters in fresh popular culture make appearances, from the recognized to the possibly even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes avid gamers. The ebook additionally contains a photographic insert with pictures from Davies's personal assortment from the band's archive.

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