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Legendary guitarist Dave Davies played in The Kinks with brother Ray Davies, penned hits like "Death of a Clown," and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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He later discovered that she was pregnant, and their families forced them apart. He didn't meet his daughter until 1993, and the experience deeply affected him and his work. He wrote a number of songs about the struggle, including "Funny Face," "Susannah's Still Alive" and "Mindless Child of Motherhood."
In addition to the daughter he fathered at 15,
Davies married in 1967 and had four sons. He and his wife divorced in 1990. He also has three children from another relationship.
Davies is bisexual, a fact that he discusses at-length in his 1996 autobiography, Kink.
Davies had a stroke in 2004 while leaving an interview at the BBC. He has since recovered, and continues to write and record music.
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