Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3rd, 1970

Ray Davies of The Kinks flies round trip from America to England (nearly 7000 miles) to re-record the words “cherry cola” in the song “Lola” because the BBC refused to play it with its original words, “Coca-Cola.”  Was it worth it?  “Lola” became The Kinks’ first Top Ten Record in five years!

Also on this date, the live album “Band Of Gypsies” earns Jimi Hendrix another gold record.

And, of course, we all remember that it was the 3rd of June ... another sleepy, dusty, Delta day ... when Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge ... just four years earlier.