Sir Ray Davies was born June 21, 1944 in Muswell Hill, London. From 1963 till 1996 he was the leadsinger of the legendary band The Kinks. 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. Anno 2006 he's still touring and making music. 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.