Ray Davies -Raymond, Douglas, Davies-, D. Davies, D.Davies, DannisSir Ray Davies was born June 21, 1944 in Muswell Hill, London. He is the leadsinger of the legendary band The Kinks, brother of Dave Davies and uncle of Russel Davies. He wrote and produced most of the songs, some together with his brother Dave. In 1995 he started touring solo with his Storyteller tour, in which he read parts from his biography X-Ray and played old and new songs to tell the story of his life. His first real solo-album was released in February 2006. On 31 December 2016, Davies was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the Arts.