June 27, 2010 17:20

Ray Davies pays tribute to late Kinks bassist Pete Quaife at Glastonbury Ray Davies Tickets

Songwriting legend is also joined by a choir on the Pyramid Stage

Ray Davies pays tribute to late Kinks bassist Pete Quaife at Glastonbury

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The Kinks' frontman Ray Davies paid tribute to the band's bassist Pete Quaife who died recently, during his Glastonbury set on the Pyramid Stage today (June 27).

The veteran star dedicated The Kinks' classic 'See My Friends' to his old bandmate, and later played two tracks from what Quaife claimed was his favourite Kinks album, 1968's 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society'.

Speaking about his old friend, who died of kidney failure last week (June 23) aged 66, Davies told the crowd, "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him."

Davies was backed on many songs by The Crouch End Festival Choir, who gave their backing to the likes of 'You Really Got Me', 'Shangri-La' and 'Victoria'.

Glastonbury regular Davies, who encouraged crowd singalongs for 'Sunny Afternoon' and 'Waterloo Sunset', told the audience that the festival was "the greatest in the world" to huge cheers.

Ray Davies played:

'I Need You'
'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion'
'I'm Not Like Everybody Else'
''Til The End Of The Day'
'After The Fall'
'20th Century Man'
'Sunny Afternoon'
'You Really Got Me'
'Shangri-La'
'Victoria'
'See My Friends'
'The Working Man's Cafe'
'Johnny Thunder'
'The Village Green Preservation Society'
'Lola'
'Waterloo Sunset'
'Days'
'All Day And All Of The Night'


NME will be coming live from Glastonbury throughout the weekend. Head to NME.COM/glastonbury for the latest festival news.

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