Ray Davies made an appearance at the Hay Festival on Tuesday, May 26.
During the interview, Davies discussed his forthcoming induction into the American Songwriters' Hall of Fame on June 12 and his ongoing relationship with the US.
According to The Telegraph Davies told the Hay Festival audience that the honour was "a big deal because it means that America has finally accepted the Kinks".
Ravi Shankar's posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award was accepted by his daughters at a pre-Grammy event in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 9).
Anoushka Shankar, a gifted sitar-player herself, and award-winning singer Norah Jones, accepted the award on behalf of their late father at a ceremony at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in California.