RIP: Jim Manolides, legendary musician with Frantics, Dave Lewis, and more….

Jim Manolides has left the land of the living.

I asked my friend Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen (now retired) and the Daily Flash, to share a few words..

We are incomplete without Jimmy.

He was a walking Northwest music history encyclopedia. He knew virtually everyone from those 50’s ~ 70’s glory days. He […]

RIP: Prince Nelson, musician extraordinaire (with a semi-Lost LOUIE of Week?)

For past week, the world mourned the loss of the artist known as Prince.

He was an intensely talented musician whose legacy will only continue to grow larger with his untimely passing.

He was an enigma that took an extremely unique approach to the music industry and left behind a wealth of unanswered questions […]

RIP: Buck Munger, publisher of Two Louies, NW music industry legend

On Tuesday night, I received some sad news on Facebook about my friend Buck Munger.

April 19, 2016 just before 2:00 on a beautiful afternoon. Buck Munger joined his favorite dog Lucee, his favorite bass player John, his best friend Jack and the best soft player he ever played with Richard on the other […]

Frank Zappa and the US Navy Marching Band – Non-LOUIE of the Week

I’m very excited about the new documentary that Alex Winter is producing on Frank Zappa.

Would you believe this project is the highest-funded documentary ever on Kickstarter? … and the Kickstarter campaign is ending in 30 hours!

While I may be somewhat jealous, and I am also in complete awe over the fact that this […]

Hail Hail Girl Trouble! (LOUIE of the Week)

I am in awe of Girl Trouble!

(The band, not the actual concept…)

I can’t remember the first time I ever witnessed the band in concert… whether it was at Marsugi’s, the Cactus Club, Paradise Lounge or maybe even Upstairs Eulipia, but it was during one of their visits to the SF bay area […]

David Bowie + LOUIE connection part 3 / Footstompin’ – non-LOUIE of the Week

(David Bowie and Carlos Alomar – superb photo by David Plastik of IconicPix)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using this LOUIE blog as an excuse to explore some of the unlikely connections between David Bowie and LOUIE LOUIE.

With the passing of David Bowie, I certainly learned a lot more about this […]

Remembering Those We Lost in 2015

Last year, we lost quite a few people in the LOUIE universe. Click on their names to read more about them.

Jack Ely, the original lead singer of the Kingsmen, was one of the two people that inspired this documentary project. I met Jack at the same event where he first met Richard […]

Pete Seeger – another subject of FBI investigation

Anyone following these pages knows all about the infamous F.B.I. investigation of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

Did you know about the investigation of singer-songwriter Pete Seeger? Mother Jones shared some details in an article posted today.

From the 1940s through the early 1970s, the US government spied on singer-songwriter Pete Seeger because of his […]

RIP: P.F. Sloan, singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan died on Sunday, November 15th.

Last year, the LOUIE team (myself, Eric Predoehl + Jesse Block, co-owner of the Octalouie.com video production company) had an opportunity to document his performance last year at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley, CA.

His concert felt like a stage version of a documentary- […]

Richard Berry National Examiner story

Richard Berry‘s life story was the subject of a 2 page article in the May 11, 2015 issue of National Examiner.

It’s wonderful to see Richard’s story getting some attention, and I appreciate the comment about this song being the “most recorded tune in history” (which is what I’ve been saying for ages), but […]