The Kinks' Dave Davies Says Jimmy Page Did Not Play On 'You Really Got Me'
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.11.2014
A BBC documentary said he did...
In a post on Facebook, The Kinks' Dave Davies has denied that Jimmy Page played guitar on their 1964 song "You Really Got Me". This comes after a BBC documentary on the band credited Page with the solo. Before he formed Led Zeppelin, Page was a popular session guitarist and he says he can't remember which songs he played on. It's been believed for years that he was on the track, even though he said in 1970 (in an interview with Sound on Sound) that he wasn't involved.
Davies wrote: "BBC TELLS LIES ABOUT DAVE DAVIES AND THE KINKS IN THEIR NEW DOCUMENTARY. PLEASE TWEET YOUR COMMENTS AT BBC DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER @KELLIEREDMOND @dannybaker5live AND @BBCRadio2. Tell them to get their facts straight. I, Dave Davies, invented the distorted guitar sound and played the solo on 'You Really Got Me' and Ray Davies played rhythm guitar. We never used ANY other guitarists on any Kinks hits."