The Kinks Were Nearly Managed By The Krays

Ray Davies made fans of the notorious East End gangsters

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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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