Songwriting legend is also joined by a choir on the Pyramid Stage
[b]The Kinks[/b]’ frontman [b]Ray Davies[/b] paid tribute to the band’s recently deceased bassist [b]Pete Quaife[/b] during his [b]Glastonbury[/b] set on the [b]Pyramid Stage[/b] yesterday (June 27).
The veteran star dedicated [b]The Kinks[/b]’ classic [b]’See My Friends'[/b] to his old bandmate, and later played two tracks from what [b]Quaife[/b] claimed was his favourite [b]Kinks[/b] album, 1968’s [b]’The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society'[/b].
Speaking about his old friend, who died of kidney failure last week (June 23) aged 66, [b]Davies[/b] told the crowd, “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for him.”
[b]Davies[/b] was backed on many songs by [b]The Crouch End Festival Choir[/b], who gave their backing to the likes of [b]’You Really Got Me'[/b], [b]’Shangri-La'[/b] and [b]’Victoria'[/b] – reports our sister title NME.
[b]Glastonbury[/b] regular [b]Davies[/b], who encouraged crowd singalongs for [b]’Sunny Afternoon'[/b] and [b]’Waterloo Sunset'[/b], told the audience that the festival was “the greatest in the world” to huge cheers.
[b]Ray Davies[/b] played:
[b]’I Need You’
‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’
‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’
”Til The End Of The Day’
‘After The Fall’
’20th Century Man’
‘You Really Got Me’
‘See My Friends’
‘The Working Man’s Cafe’
‘The Village Green Preservation Society’
‘All Day And All Of The Night'[/b]
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