Contact Us

Ray Davies Headed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Ian Gavan/Getty Images Entertainment

Ray Davies of the Kinks is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Kinks front man Ray Davies announced on stage at Hay Festival in his native UK that he had gotten word that he was going to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He told the audience that it was a big deal to him because that meant that “America has finally accepted the Kinks”.

In the 60′s The Kinks were banned in America because the American Federation of Musicians actually refused to give the band performance licenses. There was never any reason for the ban, but eventually the ban was lifted in 1969.

Ray Davies believes that they were banned from playing because Americans were scared of them and their music until all the other Brit bands like Beatles and Rolling Stones made it big and changed the sound of rock and roll.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place in New York tonight..

More from 103.7 The Loon

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1037theloon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 103.7 THE LOON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 103.7 THE LOON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!