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The Kinks' Ray Davies to Discuss Love-Hate Relationship with the US in New Memoir

Image courtesy of Sterling Publishing (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Sterling Publishing (via ABC News Radio)

Kinks frontman Ray Davies delves into his lifelong fascination with American culture in a new book that's scheduled to be published in October.  In Americana , the 68-year-old singer/songwriter discusses what drew him as a child to the music, movies and other aspects of the U.S., and shares his many positive and negative experiences in the country.

The 240-page memoir will include recollections of The Kinks' first stateside trek and the group's subsequent four-year ban from touring in the U.S.  It also will feature Ray's account of the 2004 shooting incident during a robbery that almost claimed his life while he was living in New Orleans.  In addition, Americana will include a photo section featuring images from Davies' and The Kinks' private archives.

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