Ray Douglas Davies was born on this day in Muswell Hill, North London. Known for his Fender Telecaster, he got his first guitar at 13. I did stage announcements for The Kinks in 1983 at Cobo Hall and had the pleasure of meeting Ray backstage. I was pleasantly surprised by the introduction because I wasn't planning on it but the record rep said "Hey, you want to meet Ray and get your picture taken with him?" I was impressed by how tall he was and what a nice guy he was. Ray was and is the best but never seemed interested in greatness just in following where his imagination could take him.

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