Ray Davies of The Kinks
was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London
to record one word in a song on June 3rd in 1970
Ray had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola'
on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola'
due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio
Lola is a song written by Ray Davies
and performed by English rock band the Kinks
on their album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
The song details a romantic encounter
between a young man and a possible transwoman
whom he meets in a club in Soho, London
The narrator describes his confusion in the song
towards a person named Lola
who "walked like a woman but talked like a man"
Ray Davies ~ vocals, resonator guitar
Dave Davies ~ electric guitar, backing vocals
Mick Avory ~ drums
John Dalton ~ bass
John Gosling ~ piano
Ken Jones ~ maracas