Seems English rock stars are lining up at Buckingham Palace these days. Rod Stewart last year and today (thursday March 16) Kinks frontman and co-founder of the legendary British group was knighted for his services to UK music industry.
Ray Davies, 72, whose music has fuelled rock n roll since 1963 and an inspiration to fans world wide, was honored by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London.
Describing how he felt when he was told Ray said: ‘Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.’
Sir Ray went on to describe the ceremony with his typical dry wit: ‘It lasted three minutes and it went very well and I said goodbye and went home.’
Congratulations Sir Ray Davies from all of your friends and fans around the planet. Thanks for the great music!