Dave Davies Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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David Russell Gordon „Dave“ Davies is a singer, songwriter and guitarist born on 3rd February 1947 in Fortis Green, London, UK. The most notable part of his musical career is with the band „the Kinks“, which he formed and in which he was the lead guitarist and backing singer. He was ranked among the Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dave Davies is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Davies’ net worth is $3.5 million, as of July 2017, accumulated through a successful music career which he started building in the early ’60s. Since he is still an active musician, his net worth continues to increase.

Dave Davies Net Worth $3.5 Million

Dave is the youngest of eight children in the family. Together with his older brother Ray, he was influenced by various musical styles in the house including music hall, jazz, rock n’ roll and many others. Being interested in music from an early age, Davies began playing skiffle, then bought an electric guitar to experiment with rock music. As a teenager, along with his brother and friends, Dave would organize jam sessions in their house, which would often become large parties with his parents, singing and playing piano together. This period significantly influenced Davies’ later musical orientation and style of play. In 1963, together with Pete Quaife, the brothers founded „the Kinks“, in which Ray was the leader and best known member of the band.

Although the band eventually had four members, Dave and Ray remained the only steady members. As the band’s guitarist, Dave often stayed out of the spotlight, occasionally serving as lead vocalist and songwriter. He was solely responsible for the distinctive power chord sound on „You Really Got Me“, the Kinks’ first hit which topped the UK and USA hits – it was one of the first mainstream appearances of guitar distortion, having a big influence on later genres such as punk rock and heavy metal.

In the following years the Kinks performed and toured intensely. However, during these tours there often occured incidents such as in the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff in May 1965 when drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies started a conflict which resulted in an on-stage fight. By the late ’60s the band had notably evolved, and Dave started released solo singles with success in Britain, although hardly reaching the US. In 1967 he positioned as no.3 on the UK charts with the song „Death of a Clown“, which was also included on the Kinks’ LP. Another single of his – „Susannah’s Still Alive“ – also achieved good results and was well accepted by the public. However, it wasn’t until the ’80s that Dave finally started a solo career by releasing a series of rock albums and demos. Although at the time his work didn’t gain much critical acclaim, it was well-noted on „Unfinished Business: Dave Davies Kronikles 1963-1998“ released in the late ’90s.

In 2002 he released his first album of new material called „The hard-rocking Bug“. Having suffered from a stroke in 2004, his illness and recovery inspired his song „God in My Brain“, and a year later he released his first full-length studio album on the Koch label. In June 2013, Davis released another album called „I Will Be Me“ and a year later performed at his first UK concert for 13 years.

When it comes to his private life, Davies had an intense relationship as a teenager with his girlfriend Sue Sheehan. The two were forced to separate by their families after Sue found out she was pregnant, and Dave didn’t meet their daughter until 1993. Davies married Lisbet Davies in 1967 with whom he has four sons. His later relationship with Nancy Evans resulted in another three children.

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