Saturday, 21 June 2014

Version City #28 - Happy Birthday Ray Davies

Many happy returns to Ray Davies, who hits the big 7-0 today. His legendary catalogue has been a popular source of cover material for nearly 50 years and here are three of my favourites, from The Nomads, Gravenhurst and Steve Wynn.



4 comments:

C said...

Great covers of great originals. I don't know how you embed links but this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu2nSWSgFa8&feature=kp
has to be one of my favourite versions of This Strange Effect.

Happy birthday Ray...born on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer, no wonder he's a complicated soul!

Wonderboy said...

When a song writer writes songs for 50 years over his whole career that say how you feel & think there is only 1 name for him Ray Davies the undisputed world champion of songwriters! - F. Lima

The Swede said...

C. That's a new one on me - I like it. Actually I did have another contender for that slot (here), but Steve just got the nod. (I don't know the code to embed links in the comments section, I just write my piece in Blogger as if I was creating a post, then cut and paste the results. Hey presto!)

Wonderboy. Welcome...and well said!

Singing Bear said...

Happy B'day, Ray! Yes, you're a true English great. These are some nice covers.

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