The Kinks’ Ray Davies was forced to miss his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame yesterday (Thurs 6/12) following the death of his sister Joyce, the one he wrote the song "Come Dancing" for..
Davies accepted the honor via video, and he also took to Facebook.com to write, "I am profoundly honored to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters (sic) funeral.”
"I wish to thank everyone at the Songwriters Hall of Fame who voted for me and give a special thanks to all the loyal Kinks fans who have stood by us all these years. I hope to repay such loyal support by trying my best to continue to write songs in the future that are worthy of such an accolade."
Jon Bon Jovi was on hand to pay tribute to Davies at the ceremony, performing the Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘All Day and All of the Night’ at the end of the show.