Ray Davies made fans of the notorious East End gangsters

The Kinks were appraoched to be managed by notorious criminals the Kray twins in the 60s, singer Ray Davies has revealed.

Reggie and Ronnie Kray reportedly tried to set up a meeting with The Kinks as Davies explains: “Our managers at the time were stockbroker types. They had a visit from someone in the Kray organisation saying they were interested in managing us. They also asked if Mick Avory would be available for a date. It wouldn’t have been beneath our managers to strike a deal. The mind boggles.”

Ray adds that Reggie Kray contacted him again in 1998, after his solo track “London Song” referenced the brothers. Davies says: “I received a phone call from Her Majesty’s Prison saying how much he liked it.”

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