Kinks frontman Ray Davies may hail from the United Kingdom but he says he's grown very fond of the very American tradition of Thanksgiving. The singer/songwriter, who paid homage to the holiday in his 2006 song "Thanksgiving Day," says that he really appreciates the sentiment behind the celebration.
The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tells ABC News Radio that he's enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner numerous times in the U.S., including in Boston; New Jersey; Long Island, New York; and New Orleans, and admits that even when he's back home in England he has "a soft spot" for the holiday.
"It's a really special holiday, because…like [I say] in the song, it's people coming back home," he explains. "It's a homecoming reunion. It's not Santa Claus. It's not Easter religion. It's primarily about family, and I have a tremendous feeling toward Thanksgiving."
The subject of Thanksgiving is just one of the many topics Davies discusses in his new memoir Americana , in which he details his bittersweet relationship with the U.S.
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