Ray Davies

1944 - Today

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Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Davies has received more than 2,145,799 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ray Davies is the 663rd most popular musician (up from 818th in 2019), the 2,013th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,298th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular British Musician.

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  • 63.51

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  • 24

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  • 3.02

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  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ray Davies ranks 663 out of 2,675Before him are Manfred Mann, Fritz Busch, Tommy Lee, Eric Woolfson, Mike Rutherford, and Mitsuko Uchida. After him are Damon Albarn, Charley Patton, Tito Jackson, Eric Singer, GG Allin, and Frans Brüggen.

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Among people born in 1944, Ray Davies ranks 222Before him are Nelson Freire, Ivica Račan, Ron Huldai, Lucía Topolansky, Geneviève Grad, and Jeffrey Tambor. After him are Péter Eötvös, Haim Saban, Thongsing Thammavong, Oleg Yankovsky, Jean-Daniel Cadinot, and John Milius.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Davies ranks 2,013 out of 6,924Before him are Barbara West (1911), Mike Rutherford (1950), Derek Jarman (1942), Richard Burbage (1567), Charles Galton Darwin (1887), and George Robert Waterhouse (1810). After him are Rupert Brooke (1887), Damon Albarn (1968), Charles Macintosh (1766), Taron Egerton (1989), George Arliss (1868), and Jack Higgins (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ray Davies ranks 122Before him are David A. Stewart (1952), Andy Fletcher (1961), K. K. Downing (1951), David Knopfler (1952), Eric Woolfson (1945), and Mike Rutherford (1950). After him are Damon Albarn (1968), Tony Banks (1950), Mark Hollis (1955), Robert Palmer (1949), Carl Palmer (1950), and Steve Winwood (1948).