Donielle Flynn

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The Kinks, (L-R) Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Peter Quaife, and Mick Avory, wait on the set of a television show, ready to perform, 1968.

There are some crazy great stories behind the song, “All Day and All of the Night.” Here are my favorite two stories: the conversation about suing The Doors and why Ray Davies thinks Jimmy Page is an @$$hole.

Did The Doors rip off  The Kinks?

Have you ever noticed any similarity between The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night” (1964) and The Doors’ “Hello, I Love You” (1968)?  According to Ray Davies, his publisher wanted to sue The Doors. Ray refused to take legal action over the similarities.  Here are both songs… What do you think?

Why Ray Davies Called Jimmy Page an ***hole.”

My other favorite story comes straight from Ray Davies’s mouth. In 1981, Ray Davies did an interview with Creem magazineHe was asked about the rumors that Jimmy Page played lead guitar on some of The Kinks’ early tracks.  Ray Davies replied, “I remember Page coming to one of our sessions when we were recording “All Day And All Of The Night”. We had to record that song at 10 o’clock in the morning because we had a gig that night. It was done in three hours. Page was doing a session in the other studio, and he came in to hear Dave’s solo, and he laughed and he snickered. And now he says that he played it! So I think he’s an ***hole, and he can put all the curses he wants on me because I know I’m right and he’s wrong.” 

Shut up!  He made a curse comment and everything!  Jimmy Page had a fascination with Aleister Crowley. Page even bought Crowley’s house.  In the ’80s, rumors swirled that Page was a satanic worshiper. Apparently, Ray was on board with those rumors.

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Donielle Fynn is a Michigan native with two kids, two dogs, two cats, a love of yoga, and all things classic rock.