Led by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, The Kinks were one of the greatest and most influential bands of the British Invasion era, scoring major American hits in the mid-1960s with songs like “You Really Got Me” and “All Day and All of the Night.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Ray “almost indisputably rock's most literate, witty and insightful songwriter." The band ultimately split in 1996 after decades of heated quarreling between the two brothers. Dave summed up their complicated relationship in an interview the Independent in March 2011. “Ray is a vain, egocentric, narcissistic a**hole,” he said. “[But] I won't have anybody call him that except me. Because I love him to death. He is my brother." —Jeff Royer
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