Kinks frontman and co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London gala, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel.

Kinks frontman and co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London gala, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel.

The Icon accolade is bestowed to BMI songwriters and artists who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers," BMI says.

Through a career spanning more than 40 years, Davies has accumulated a wealth of songwriting credits to his name, including Kinks classics "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night," "Waterloo Sunset," "Sunny Afternoon" and "Lola." His works have been covered by the likes of David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Jackson Browne and Van Halen.

During the annual Ivor Novello Awards in May of this year, Davies' songwriting talents were celebrated with the PRS award for outstanding contribution to British music.

Previous recipients of the BMI Icon award include Steve Winwood and Van Morrison.