The Kinks’ Davies Shot in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Ray Davies, the lead singer of the British rock group The Kinks, was released from the hospital on Monday after being shot in the leg while chasing a mugger.
Davies, 59, was walking with a woman in the city’s French Quarter Sunday evening when the shooting occurred, police said.
“Two men approached and had taken the woman’s purse. He ran after them and was wounded in the right thigh,” police spokesman Marlin Defillo told Reuters.
Police have arrested one suspect in the shooting and are searching for the second.
Part of the “British Invasion” of the 1960s, the Kinks shot to fame with “You Really Got Me” from their debut album in 1964. The band also hit the pop music charts with “All Day and All of the Night” later that year and the major hit “Lola.”
Davies was on the 2004 New Year’s honors list, and named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. It ranks below the knighthoods earlier given to Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Elton John.