|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 |
( 6/21/2006 01:39:00 PM ) Bill S.
"EVERYBODY'S IN SHOW BIZ/IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE" – Here's where I make like Johnny Bacardi and offer fervent 62nd birthday greetings to my all-time favorite Britpopper, the inestimable Raymond Douglas Davies. My love for the Kinks, the British Invasion band that was home to Ray and his guitar-slamming brother Dave, has been well documented, while his most recent solo disc, Other People's Lives, has also been much praised right here on this very blog. I won't say the man can do no wrong, 'coz part of what makes him so great is the fact that he definitely can go spectacularly wrong – and still come back later with a totally sublime piece of pop. But, boy, do I love that man's music . . .
Happy birthday, Ray, you cuspy Gemini/Cancer, you!