He says he never doubted that he would be able to play the guitar again. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. “I said, ‘We shouldn’t go public yet because we’ve got to iron out a few things.’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ Of course, he left and the next thing he’s on TV saying we’re doing it. Davies talks in a halting, slow monotone, the only noticeable after-effect of a stroke he suffered in 2004. The thing is, I’m quite stubborn, and that stubbornness helped me in the healing process because you can’t give up. When I realized there was nothing I could do about it, I actually felt I was starting to get better.”, Tom Hardy weighs in on 'Taboo' character's sex life, This story has been shared 30,900 times. Yet if many of Dave’s remarks indicate tensions still fester, he insists time has lent a different perspective. Kinks guitarist Dave Davies is suffering from paralysis in the right side of his body after having a stroke on June 30th. The Kinks founder member Dave Davies will require at least another month in hospital to recover from a stroke. Typical Ray.”, Dave’s lingering reservations are artistic rather than commercial. You have to come to terms with these ghosts.”, The same might be said of the Davies brothers and the Kinks. Sitemap I could actually see what people were thinking. Friction can be creative.”, Outside the Kinks, Dave has been quite prolific, his output divided between song-based albums and prog rock with a mystical bent. and go ahead and get out of this [dilemma] and move on.”. He spent two months in the hospital, followed by a rigorous rehabilitation regimen. Original bassist Pete Quaife quit in 1969 because he was “sick of constant conflict” (Quaife died in 2010). “E will always have a special place in my heart and soul because of when I picked up a guitar in the first place, and then when I was in rehab.”, Davies says he had an epiphany in the hospital: “We’re so egotistical that we actually think we’re in control of our lives, but it’s bollocks. Dave Davies, Health, Hospital, Reunion, The Kinks. According to his spokesman, Davies is "making steady progress" is and will make a "full return to good heath. “The thing is, I’m quite stubborn, and that stubbornness helped me in the healing process because you can’t give up,” he says. McConnell mum on mangled face and hands, NFL stars join in as social media explodes over Daniel Jones trip, Ex-flight attendant gets ridiculously light sentence after sex with 15-year-old, Mitch McConnell's weird purple hands may have an easy explanation. I would hate to finish off our career as a collection of pathetic old men trying to f------ resurrect the past.”, Ray cited the Rolling Stones’ recent tour as inspiration. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. The promoter was so p----- off he actually kicked Ray up the a---.”, The story seems a perfect vignette of the Kinks, plucking disaster from triumph. . “I thought, ‘What is Ray bulls----ing about now?’” he says. “It was really odd. “We don’t really like each other, but we’re enjoying each other’s company, funnily enough. 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But something has evidently changed. In his television interview, Ray suggested that, being the Kinks, their reunion would probably take place in a local bar. They make you who you are. Davies was only 17 when “You Really Got Me” topped the charts, and he spent the better part of the next two decades living the life of a hard-partying rock star (much of it chronicled in his 1997 memoir, “Kink”). ", In This Article: Davies was scheduled to embark on a solo tour of the U.S. this month behind his new album, Bug, released July 12th in the U.K. “A good state of mind and a positive attitude is really so important.”. So what was the first thing Davies played on his guitar after the stroke and his long recovery?

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