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Ray Davies To Be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Ray Davies To Be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame -

Kinks frontman Ray Davies is set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.

The legendary North London musician will be joined by fellow 2014 inductees Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly at the 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 12th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Davies and his brother, Dave, founded the Kinks in 1964. Ray was the chief songwriter for the 'British Rock' invasion band who penned 14 top ten international hits including 'You Really Got Me', 'All Day and All of The Night', 'I'm Not Like Everybody Else' and 'Tired of Waiting For You'.

His induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame isn't the first time Davies has been recognised for his rock status. In 1990 he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Kinks.

In related news The Kinks will mark their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand new box set and Kink's musical entitled 'Sunny Afternoon'.

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