Joey Covington, a drummer with Jefferson Airplane and founding member of Hot Tuna, has passed away at the age of 67 years old. Apparently, he died in automobile accident in Palm Springs, California, where he’d been living for the past few years.
While I’ve met various members of Jefferson Airplane, and worked on [...]
It was a very sad Monday when we learned that we lost Ray Manzarek to cancer. That very same morning, one of my old friends, Mike Sullivan, lost his wife Lori to cancer. A few weeks earlier, another friend of mine underwent some major surgery to remove his cancer-infected jaw. It seems like [...]
This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at what my fellow LOUIE enthusiasts in the LLAMAS community refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant” or a “LOUIE Clone” – a song that isn’t technically LOUIE, but one contains so much in common with LOUIE LOUIE that it feels like a blood relative.
The song [...]
As 2012 comes to a close, we pause to remember those we lost this year. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but merely a list of departed individuals that made an impact on our lives at LouieLouie.net
Tom Ardolino of NRBQ (January 6)
Tom was a musician, music collector, and [...]
This week, the LOUIE of the Week spotlight goes out to a song that’s not quite LOUIE, but a close relative of the song… a variation that we in the LOUIE circle would refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant.”
It’s also an extra special tribute to our friend John Thoennes, who just passed away [...]
Last week, we lost another friend to cancer.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, the woman responsible for the creation of the band known as the Rock Bottom Remainders, left us on Thursday.
It’s a shock that someone like Kathi would die. I had no idea she was even sick.
Just a few weeks [...]
This is actually old news, but I just found out that Bob Summerrise has passed away in 2010.
Bob Summerrise was the highly influential disc jockey and record store owner in Seattle during the 1950′s that exposed a lot of kids to rhythm & blues music, including Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE.
I’m very fortunate [...]
Last week, we lost Johnny Otis. He was truly a renaissance man with many different talents – singer, songwriter, disc jockey, keyboardist, drummer, bandleader, talent scout, music producer, television show host, record label owner, cartoonist, painter, politician, organic farmer, and so much more.
He’d been called “the godfather of rhythm and blues,” [...]
When I embarked on this documentary project of mine, a bunch of people in the Pacific Northwest told me “Ya gotta interview Kearney Barton!”
I’m so very glad I took their advice.
Kearney Barton recording engineer for many great bands of the Pacific Northwest, has passed away on January 17 at the age [...]
The LOUIE Universe has lost another friend.
Tom Ardolino, drummer with NRBQ, died on January 6 at the age of 56.
The band announced Ardolino’s death on their Facebook page on Friday: “Friends, We regret to inform you that Tom Ardolino passed away today. Tom will be missed but his spirit lives on [...]