The Kinks' Ray Davies Knighted By Queen Elizabeth

January 5, 2017
Ray Davies of The Kinks has been knighted for his service to the arts as part of Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year Honors List. It's the second UK honor bestowed upon Davies, who was initially awarded the CBE - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - by the Queen in 2004.

In a statement to the BBC, Davies 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."

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