Friday, June 3, 2011

The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip

The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio on June 3, 1970

The Kinks, Ray Davies

Retro History for June 3 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
1989 Houston Astros beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
1989 Leaking pipe of Asha, U.S.S.R. causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
1989 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season and 11th overall
1988 "Big," premieres in U.S.
1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors," released in France
1987 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," released in France
1987 Cubs and Astro tie Oriole and Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
1986 Battles in Beirut; 53 killed
1985 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
1985 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
1984 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 13 performances
1984 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1984 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing and La Cage Aux Folles win
1982 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
1982 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 8 performances
1980 Crew of Soyuz 36 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 35
1980 ESPN begins televising college world series games
1980 Jimmy Carter wins enough delegates for renomination
1980 New York Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
1979 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man and Sweeny Todd win
1979 Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
1979 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled, world's worst oil spillage
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
1977 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs Kansas City Royals)
1977 Belgium government of Tindemans forms
1977 U.S. and Cuba talk about diplomatic relations
1976 Queen's "Bhoemian Rhapsody" goes gold
1976 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley vs. West Indies (0 and 17)
1976 U.S. presented with oldest known copy of Magna Carta
1974 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
1973 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater New York City after 17 performances
1973 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner, crashes
1973 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic
1973 Tupolev 144 crashes at Paris, 15 killed
1972 "Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
1972 1st female U.S. rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25
1972 Sally J Priesand becomes 1st female U.S. rabbi
1972 Yankees score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
1971 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
1971 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, vs. England at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
1970 1st artificial gene synthesized
1970 The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio.

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices U.S. destroyer "Frank E. Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
1969 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
1968, Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya at Warhol's studio in New York City. Solanas had been to see Warhol after asking for the return of a script which had apparently, been misplaced. Warhol was seriously wounded in the attack and barely survived.
1968 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
1968 Poor Peoples March on Washington
1968 Yankees turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
1967 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
1967 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
1966 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen, shortwave listeners
1966 Gemini 9 launched; 7th U.S. 2-man flight, Stafford and Cernan
1965 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd U.S. 2-man flight, McDivitt and White
1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
1964 Rolling Stones begin 1st U.S. tour, with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee
1962 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
1962 Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1962 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
1962 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 172 performances
1961 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
1961 John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev meet in Vienna

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st U.S. Air Force Academy graduation
1959 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo
1959 Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon
1959 Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1
1959 Singapore adopts constitution
1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
1957 Howard Cosell's 1st TV show
1956 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
1956 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
1955 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Stan Musial hits his 300th home run
1953 Congress cites research of New York City librarian Robert Henderson in proving
1953 KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins
1953 Alexander Cartwright founded baseball and not Abner Doubleday
1952 Romanian premier Petru Groza chosen president
1950 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal

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