Kinks Guitarist Recovering From Stroke

Dave Davies, one of the founding members of legendary British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in June.

Dave Davies, one of the founding members of legendary British rock group the Kinks, has been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in June. Spokesperson Alan Robinson says Davies, 57, will have to spend at least another month in the hospital, but that doctors are confident he will recover after extensive therapy.

"He is paralyzed on the right-hand side of his body but he retains some feeling and he can still hold a guitar plectrum," Robinson says. "These small things mean a hell of a lot. They're small but very important."

Davies, who founded the Kinks in the early 1960s with his brother Ray, collapsed June 30 while promoting his new solo album, "Bug."

Ray Davies, 59, the band's chief singer and songwriter, was shot in the leg in January by a thief who snatched his girlfriend's bag as the pair walked in New Orleans.


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