...by 1965, Ray Davies had moved front and center for the band's stage presentation.
Two other things: First, note how the other band members rise on scissors jacks behind and above him, in direct contrast to what was happening within the band in real life.
Secondly -- notice that Dave Davies was playing his "Flying V" guitar.
I used to play a Guild custom built guitar and the airline lost it on our first American tour in '64 or '65. ... I had to get a replacement quick. I went into a store and they didn't have anything I liked. I saw this dusty old guitar case and I said 'What have you got in there?' he said 'Oh, that's just some silly old guitar.' He got it out and I bought it for about $60.The Gibson Flying V guitar was a Sputnik era (1958) experiment which had flopped. Dave Davies (and also Jimi Hendrix) revived the style. Later, Hendrix became inextricably entwined with the Fender Stratocaster.
Green Day did a cover of "Tired Of Waiting" which has remarkable fidelity to the original: link