The Kinks Take A 3,000 Mile Flight For A Word Change 44 Years Ago
On June 3,1970, in the recording studio, Ray Davies of The Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the noncommercial BBC radio.
Ray was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York City to London to record the one word in the tune. The flight was worth it. “Lola” was a top ten hit in both the U.S.A. and the U.K.