AVO SESSION Basel is an indoor music festival, which takes place every October/November in Basel, Switzerland. The festival features international as well as national artists of diverse music genres in an intimate club setting. In 2010 the festival celebrated its 25th jubilee. On 26 October 2010, Ray Davies was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at his AVO Session concert in Basel; the concert was televised internationally.
Ray Davies is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced, but when I try to say so he holds up a hand in protest. “I know myself. I’m not very good at what I do.” That’s not false modesty. Even after five decades of fame and fortune, he suffers from melancholy and self-doubt. But it is absurd, coming from a man chosen to star in the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
G3 (Steve Morse, Steve Vai & Joe Satriani) playing a cover of the Kinks: You Really Got Me at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. This was the first concert of their 2012 European Tour on July 20.
Where Have All The Good Times Gone – Ikea (banned video).
A special mixed version of You Really Got Me starts after 4 minutes of the video.
Noel Gallagher has received the Godlike Genius honour at the NME Awards 2012. He also received tributes from Ray Davies of The Kinks, watch the video above. The music of Ray Davies and The Kinks has always been an inspiration to Noel Gallagher, watch the video below.
The Importance Of Being Idle
The song Dead End Street of The Kinks and its music video influenced Oasis’s #1 hit “The Importance of Being Idle” from 2005.
Dead End Street
The music video of Dead End Street was produced for the song in 1966, filmed on Little Green Street, a diminutive eighteenth century lane in North London, located off Highgate Road in Kentish Town. The video was filmed in black and white, and featured each member of the band dressed as undertakers, as well as playing various other characters throughout.