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The Stories Behind The Songs: Dave Davies' Death Of A Clown

The artist formerly known as Dave The Rave explains how his disenchantment with Swinging Sixties culture spawned an unlikely solo hit outside the confines of The Kinks.

The 1960s was one long party for Dave Davies. While his older brother, Ray, observed and wrote about Swinging London from a distance, The Kinks’ guitarist was aptly dubbed Dave The Rave. He took an axe to a hotel reception desk; clubbed all night with wild friends like Keith Moon; and had sex with countless women (and some men).


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