1 of 16 portraits of Ray Davies
by (Dezider) Dezo Hoffmann
cibachrome print, 1966
15 in. x 15 in. (382 mm x 382 mm)
Sittersback to top
- Mick Avory (1944-), Musician; drummer for The Kinks. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Dave Davies (1947-), Musician; member of The Kinks. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify
- Sir Raymond Douglas ('Ray') Davies (1944-), Musician, singer and songwriter for 'The Kinks'. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
- Pete Quaife (1943-2010), Musician; bassist for The Kinks. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- (Dezider) Dezo Hoffmann (1912-1986), Photographer, photojournalist and cameraman. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Hoare, Philip; Pepper, Terence, Icons of Pop, 1999 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 4 June -19 September 1999), p. 24
- Whitaker, Robert, Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010), p. 136
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed (15 October 2009 - 24 January 2010)
Events of 1966back to top
Current affairsThe English football team wins against West Germany at the World Cup Final in Wembley.
144 people, including 116 children, die in the Aberfan disaster when a colliery waste tip slides down a mountain in Wales.
Ian Brady and Myra Hindly are sentence to life imprisonment for the brutal Moors Murders.
Art and scienceTom Stoppard's first play Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead premiers. This absurdist play uses two minor characters from Hamlet to explore the existential themes of free will verses determinism and the futility of language.
Seamus Heany publishes his first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist.
InternationalThe Cultural Revolution is launched in China in order to bring Chinese culture and society in line with communist ideals. It was also, however, an attempt by Mao Zedong to regain control of the country after the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Arthur Michael Ramsey meets Pope Paul VI, the first official meeting between the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches for 400 years.