The Kinks – Dave & Ray Davies back on stage together. Islington 18th Dec 2015.

Thanks to Mick Bolton for this.

Mick Bolton… saw a bit of rock and roll history being made at Islington Assembly Hall last night. I was there with Dave M Quaife, brother of Pete Quaife the bass player who founded The Kinks with Ray and Dave Davies. We had just been talking about how unlikely it was that the Davies brothers would ever get together again, given their stormy relationship. After finishing the show with a powerful performance of I’m Not Like Anybody Else, Dave stunned everyone in the hall by bringing on Ray to sing You Really Got Me. How appropriate that they should reunite to perform their first hit just a couple of miles from where it all started in Muswell Hill over 50 years ago.

Here’s a review of the gig by Darren Paul Johnson.

http://darrensmusicblog.com/2015/12/19/dave-davies-and-ray-at-islington-assembly-hall-181215/

Alan Esdaile… Now wouldn’t this be the right act to reopen the pier.

Martin Richter… lovely – thanks – Ray had said that the *door was open* more than once 🙂