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A Kinks 50th Reunion? Davies Brothers Have Differing Answers

LONDON - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) The Kinks band members Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Dave Davies and Peter Quaife pose backstage with the award for their induction into the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005, the culmination of the two-week Channel 4 series looking at 1950's-1990's popular music, at Alexandra Palace on November 16, 2005 in London, England. Acts are selected by a panel of over 60 artists, journalists, broadcasters and executives, with artists including Alanis Morissette, The Pretenders and Slash paying tribute to their fellow musical artists at the event.
There are few relationships at notorious and chaotic as the one between brothers Ray and Dave Davies.  It’s complicated at best, but despite all of their ups and downs, there are still rumblings of a potential 50th anniversary Kinks reunion.

According to NME, Ray claims that after meeting up with Dave at a pub last summer, a Kinks reunion is pretty close to reality.

Of course, in a recent interview with U.K.’s The Independent, Dave discussed at length how he finds it more difficult to be around Ray as the years pass, even referring to their relationship as “toxic”, but still says he does deeply care about his brother.

Dave is performing on April 11th in London, which is his first live performance since a near fatal stroke in 2004. 

We would love to see The Kinks back together again, even if it’s for a one-off performance.  Considering that in 2004, Ray was shot in New Orleans while chasing after two muggers that stole his girlfriend’s purse, the Davies brothers need to realize that life is short, and millions of fans would love to see a reunion.