This is the supposed biography of Ray Davies of the Kinks. The biographer is a nameless, faceless writer on his first assignment who has been given the task of capturing the essence of Ray Davies. There is more to this book than meets the eye however. It is part autobiography, part social history and part psychological thriller. The challenge lies in discovering where fiction ends and the truth begins.
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'We romp across the decade with flair: tales of power games with The Beatles, girls in lacquered hair... greedy deals in Denmark Street and immortal songs written from within in pits of despair' --Mojo
'X-Ray is that rarest of things: a rock star autobiography that is engaging, entertaining and well written, to boot' --Mail on Sunday
'Pop biographies rarely come more inventive than this' --The Times
RAY DAVIES was born and lives in north London. Together with his younger brother, Dave, he launched The Kinks in 1964. Their first number one single 'You Really Got Me' was followed by thirty albums and a series of hit singles, including 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Lola'.
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Book Description Penguin, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140145273