Dave Davies was 14 years old when he started playing in public with his brother, Ray. That was essentially the beginning of The Kinks.
Now, more than 50 years later, Dave says they have a very complicated relationship. Dave explains to The Independent:
“The thing is there's healthy relationships, and toxic ones. And the older I get, the more difficult I find it being around Ray, because – I don't want to use the word abuse, but I feel my energy seeping away from me sometimes if I'm with him. There's little warning signs. I might be sitting in the room, feeling perfectly happy, and I start to feel really tired, and wonder why. I think, 'Oh, I've got to get out,' or go for a walk. Because it's always been a part of his great talent that he's been able to extract elements of people's characters and energy. So I have to limit the time I spend with him.”
Dave suffered a stroke in 2004. He will play his first show in the UK in 13 years on April 11.