Jimmy Page Not On Kinks Classic, Says Dave Davies

11 July 2014, 12:27 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

The Kinks

Dave Davies has taken to social media to say that Jimmy Page invented the distorted guitar sound on The Kinks classic 'You Really Got Me'.

Kinks founder Dave Davies has confirmed that Jimmy Page did not play on the song; rather, Dave played the guitar solo.

Taking to Facebook, this is what a clearly frustrated Dave had to say:

Dave Davies on Facebook 

Jimmy Page has also denied the stories he played on the song as far back as 1970, saying in an interview: “I didn't play on 'You Really Got Me' and that's what pisses him (Davies) off.”

The official performance credits for 'You Really Got Me’ is:

Ray Davies (vocals and rhythm guitar)

Dave Davies (lead guitar)

Pete Quaife (bass)

Session Musicians:

Bobby Graham (drums)

Arthur Greenslade (piano)

Regular Kinks drummer Mick Avory also plays the tambourine on the song – listen and watch 'You Really Got Me’ below: