One of the most influential rock musicians, Ray Davies the popular leader of the Kinks, arrived in Iceland yesterday. Tonight he will give a concert at Háskólabíó at 19.00.
This is the fourth time Davies has perfromed in Iceland. The Kinks first came to Iceland in 1965, at the top of their popularity. Rumor has it that they wrote one of their hit songs, I’m on an Island, when they were in Iceland. The band returned in 1970, and Ray Davies also gave a solo performance in 2000. Davies is expected to play classic Kink’ songs, as well as some new selections from his album Other People’s Lives.
One his website you can read the following: Ray Davies, one of the most successful and influential songwriters to emerge from the British music scene of the 1960s, founded the rock band The Kinks with his brother Dave in London in 1963. The band’s string of top ten international hits began with “You Really Got Me”, followed by “All Day and All of The Night”, “Tired of Waiting”, “Set Me Free”, “See My Friends”, “Till The End of The Day”, “A Well Respected Man”, “Lola”, “Sunny Afternoon”, “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”, “Apeman”, and “Come Dancing”, among many others.