Davies brothers’ disappointed at band desecration
60s rockers The Kinks have voiced their outrage at the plans by a London
pub to get sell off its shrine to the band.
The Clissold Arms in Muswell Hill is famous as the first venue which The
Kinks played at in the early 60’s.
Due to renovations, which will see it turned into a gastropub, the owners
have decided to rid themselves of The Kinks memorabilia in Kinks Corner.
Ray Davies is said to be “genuinely disappointed” while guitarist brother
reacted more angrily questioning, “Have they lost their dignity, sense of
local history and English heritage?”
While the pub closed last year, fans from around the world have been
attracted to the pub, many who have sent angry letters to the owners.
Ray Davies, whose most famous album with the band is “The Kinks Are the
Village Green Preservation Society” has also written to pub boss Caroline
Jones to make her reconsider the decision.
Davies who has recently had critical success with his solo album, “Other
People’s Lives” pledged to “do all I can to help” to protect the memorabilia
much of which has been denoted by fans.