The Kinks' Ray Davies Gets Icon Award

Published: 2006-10-05
Broadcast Music Inc. recognized Kinks frontman Ray Davies with the Icon Award at the BMI London Awards on Oct. 3.

Held at the Ballroom of London's Dorchester Hotel, the ceremony honoured the best European songwriters, composers and publishers as well as the most played songs on U.S. radio and television.

BMI awarded Davies with Icon status because of his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." Some of those music makers influenced by the Icon include the Who's Pete Townshend, Morrissey, Blur and Oasis.

Davies rose to fame in the 1960s when he co-founded the legendary British rock band, the Kinks with his brother Dave. He was the songwriting power behind many Kinks classics such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night."

Davies released his first official solo album Other People's Lives earlier this year.

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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