Sir Ray Davies has never voted because he's 'always been on tour' on polling day

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Sir Ray Davies said voting 'should be compulsory ... this is a big vote'
Sir Ray Davies said voting 'should be compulsory ... this is a big vote'
24 April 2017 6:30PM

The Kinks frontman Sir Ray Davies has revealed he has never voted in a general election.

The acclaimed musician, 72, told BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo he had "always been on tour" on polling day so had never managed to cast a vote.

However, he plans to change that in June's snap election as it is a "momentous occasion".

He told the station's Drivetime show: "I think I will. It's a very important time in our history.

"I think it's going to be a time that we look back on as being a momentous occasion.

"We're doing something that's turning the world upside down."

The Lola hit-maker added that voting "should be compulsory ... this is a big vote".

Sir Ray is currently promoting his latest record Americana - his first solo album in 10 years.