Ray Davies

1944 - Today

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Sir Raymond Douglas Davies ( DAY-viss; born 21 June 1944) is an English musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the rock band the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother Dave on lead guitar and backing vocals. He has also acted in, 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 2,546,808 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Davies is the 983rd most popular musician (down from 663rd in 2019), the 2,677th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,011th in 2019) and the 161st most popular Musician.

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  • 49.67

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  • 24

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  • 2.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ray Davies ranks 983 out of 2,662Before him are Jorma Kaukonen, Simon Le Bon, Ignaz von Seyfried, Enzo Jannacci, Kenny Burrell, and Yiruma. After him are Jimmy Reed, Yoshiki, Big Bill Broonzy, Marky Ramone, Alexi Laiho, and Eberhard Weber.

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Among people born in 1944, Ray Davies ranks 324Before him are Tony Atkinson, José Wilker, Aleksandr Serebrov, Harun Farocki, Marilù Tolo, and Klaus Fichtel. After him are Storm Thorgerson, Gregory Hoblit, Ali Benflis, Enrique Irazoqui, Abbas, and Botho Strauß.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Davies ranks 2,677 out of 7,765Before him are Peggy Ashcroft (1907), Eleanor of Scotland (1433), Henry Irving (1838), Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583), Ben Whishaw (1980), and Billy Boyd (1968). After him are Storm Thorgerson (1944), Hilary Mantel (1952), Gerald of Wales (1146), Daniel Jones (1881), James Paget (1814), and Colin Bell (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ray Davies ranks 161Before him are Mick Ronson (1946), Mick Fleetwood (1947), Trevor Pinnock (1946), John Illsley (1949), Phil Campbell (1961), and Simon Le Bon (1958). After him are Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), Geoff Emerick (1945), Jimmy Bain (1947), Chris Barber (1930), and Peter Banks (1947).