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.