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The Kinks Take A 3,000 Mile Flight For A Word Change 44 Years Ago

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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.

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