Dave Davies Had A Stroke

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Dave Davies, co-founder of the Kinks, partially paralysed by stroke
LONDON (AP) — Dave Davies, one of the founding members of British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralysed by a stroke he suffered in June, his spokesman said.
Spokesman Alan Robinson said Davies, 57, would have to spend at least another month in the hospital but that doctors were confident that with physiotherapy he would recover.
“He is paralysed on the right-hand side of his body but he retains some feeling and he can still hold a guitar plectrum,” Robinson said Monday. “These small things mean ... a lot. They’re small but very important.”
Davies, who founded the Kinks in the early 1960s with his brother Ray, collapsed June 30 while promoting his new solo album, Bug.
One of the best of the guitar-driven bands of the 1960s British Invasion, the Kinks had a string of hits including You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Dedicated Follower of Fashion and Lola.
Ray Davies, 60, the band’s chief singer and songwriter, was shot in the leg by a thief who snatched his girlfriend’s bag as the pair walked in New Orleans in January.

Huck, Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

get well soon, dave.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fuck, this is grim. Godspeed the recovery because, well, he's not like everybody else.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

57's too young.

Huck, Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

[i]was shot in the leg by a thief[/i]

I thought he was stabbed?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

at least the prognosis is good.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

No, he was shot. I remember someone asking if Dave had an alibi at the time of the incident.

x-post

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

fuck that's sad.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

Let's all drink to the stroke of a clown...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 18:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

6 years pass...

Currently watching Julien Temple's Kinkdom Come documentary about Dave Davies. This one is worth tracking down...

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 5 August 2011 05:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

new solo album next week

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:31 (10 months ago) Permalink

...so has anyone heard it?

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 11:24 (10 months ago) Permalink

He's playing at the City Winery today or tomorrow. No cover, I think.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 12:12 (10 months ago) Permalink

5-7:30. I don't know when he starts playing. Don't think I can go myself.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 13:20 (10 months ago) Permalink

yes, in a lot behind the club apparently? Starts at 5:30 allegedly, I will likely go as it's 3 blocks from me.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 14:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

Enjoy. Definitely not making it. Will listen to "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" instead.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:19 (10 months ago) Permalink

Once I get started I go to town.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:23 (10 months ago) Permalink

Man, lot's of cover versions of that tune out there.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

One of my fb friends posted that he did "Young and Innocent Days" !!

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 23:07 (10 months ago) Permalink

He also did "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" twice. I think intentionally.

This was one of those well-nice-to-see-yer-still-alive shows.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 15:07 (10 months ago) Permalink

Intentionally to make me feel guilty for not going. Especially since I knew I would have to leave early and I figured I would be waiting in vain for it, but instead he played it at the beginning of the show and the end of show so that both the earlier arrivals and the latecomers could hear it.

Roddenberry Beret (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 15:21 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

I love Dave Davies (and he had the coolest outfits) and I just learned that he will be playing nearby in November. I should go, right?

special beet service (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:08 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yes, if you don't want to be like everybody else.

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:33 (6 months ago) Permalink

But I'm not like everybody else.

special beet service (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:36 (6 months ago) Permalink

We should all hope to age as comfortably as Dave Davies

Also, outfits:

special beet service (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:43 (6 months ago) Permalink

Since the Kinks, in whatever form, are unlikely to reunite, yeah, go see Dave (although I've heard his backing bands leave a little to be desired...but who cares, it's Dave playing "Young and Innocent Days").

punt cased (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:51 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yeah that sounds great. So great!

special beet service (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 03:00 (6 months ago) Permalink


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