brothers in arms

Watching Julien Temple’s film about the Kinks guitarist Dave Davies the other night on BBC Four, it reminded me how many brothers in rock ‘n roll have found themselves at daggers drawn.

Dave and brother Ray weren’t the only ones to secumb to sibling rivalry.

The template was created by the Everleys, Don and Phil.

Their sweet sound relied on their the harmony made by their voices, but whose career has been beset by fallings out aplenty.

Other such brothers that spring to mind include the Knofplers, Mark and David, and of course more recently the Gallaghers, Noel and Liam.

Interestingly the music they made in tandem has endured, even if we all know about the acrimony that resulted.

Or perhaps that’s just good press.

Certainly it was good to see Dave Davies looking and sounding a lot healthier than I was expecting after assorted health problems over the years.

And who knows – that Kinks reunion of the Davies brothers might yet still happen.

Coming soon – a blogpost on twins in rock ‘n roll ….. no, on second thoughts, let’s enjoy one of the Proclaimers finest moment right now.

The Kinks – See My Friends

Dave Davies: Kingdom Come – BBC iPlayer

The Everley Brothers – Cathy’s Clown

Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing

Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger

The Proclaimers – (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles



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