RIP: Steve Mackay, sax player with Stooges, Snakefinger – LOUIE of Week

Steve Mackay, a super talented sax player and all-around nice guy, died two weeks ago on October 10th.

Last year, I had an opportunity to interview Steve for the LOUIE documentary project, which turned into a wonderful day for everyone involved. As one of last surviving members of The Stooges, he had a unique […]

RIP: Dennis Eichhorn, writer, adventurer, underground comic book creator

Writer Dennis Eichhorn died last week on Thursday, October 8th, and I’m kinda bummed about it.

With the life that he lived, shared via the stories that he wrote, I imagine he probably went through dozens of different types of business cards, as he had something like a gazillion or so different jobs- detective, […]

Theresa McClure & Big Hair – LOUIE relative of the Week

Time for a little flashback.. or as they say in ye onine social networks, a “Throwback Thursday”…..

I’ve been shooting videos for quite a few years. One of the things I’m rather proud of is the fact I was able to capture what i’ve been told is the only footage of the band known as […]

RIP: Lady Bo, rock legend + Max LOUIE performer – LOUIE of the Week

I was so very saddened when I learned that Lady Bo passed away last week.

When I first began what turned into a rather unique journey documenting the legacy of the song LOUIE LOUIE, Lady Bo was there at the very beginning.

The KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon was ground zero for this special […]

RIP: Lady Bo (short version)

I received word that Lady Bo (Peggy Jones Malone), whose band backed up Richard Berry and Jack Ely at the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, has passed away.

I will be sharing more words and a video tribute within the few days

My heart goes out to her husband / musical partner Wally Malone […]

KFJC Maximum LOUIE memories – LOUIE of the Month

Today is the big anniversary for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon = the event that sparked the documentary project and subsequent webpage you’re viewing right now.

For 63 hours, this song was played with over 800 unique versions of the song.

Can you believe it all started on August 19, 1983?

How […]

Summer time

Last week’s LOUIE of the Week didn’t quite make it out of the gate. Too many other things going on….

There’s always next week…

Paul Shaffer on 1990 David Letterman show – LOUIE of the Week

In celebration of David Letterman‘s amazing television legacy this week, here’s Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band performing a lively version of “Louie Louie” on Letterman’s Late Night TV show on January 11, 1990.

I love this version. Paul Shaffer had just released a solo album entitled “Coast to Coast,” and for […]

RIP: Wally Todd, member of Jack Ely & the Courtmen

I lost my friend Wally last week. On May 14, Wally Todd, guitarist with Jack Ely & the Courtmen, died of a sudden heart attack less than three weeks after the passing of his old bandmate.

I met Wally back in 1999 when the Courtmen did a big reunion show in Seaside, Oregon in […]

RIP: Jack Ely, original lead singer of the Kingsmen

Jack Ely, the original lead singer on the most popular version ever recorded of the song LOUIE LOUIE, died this week at his home in Oregon.

Jack was a member of the Kingsmen, but he left the band not long after recording the song, and never had the opportunity to rejoin the band after […]