The Kinks, brought to you by…the Krays?
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 organization 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.”