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 […]

RIP: Kim Fowley, co-producer of Richard Berry post-LOUIE songs

Kim Fowley, the legendary Hollywood huckster, eccentric music producer, singer-songwriter, Svengali music biz mastermind, and author of the autobiography “Lord of Garbage,” has died at the age of 75 years old.

Kim Fowley lived an extremely vivid life filled with incredible stories with a multitude of people in the entertainment industry.

About a year […]

RIP: Paul Revere, rock ‘n’ roll legend – LOUIE of the Week

Very sad news in the rock ‘n’ roll universe with the passing of our friend Paul Revere.

My friend Phil “Fang” Volk sent me this sad news on Saturday night:

Dear Friends,

Very sad news…Paul Revere passed away today at 2:45pm surrounded by his wife and a few close relatives and friends. He died […]

Ultra-rare James Brown footage

This has nothing to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but today I’m sharing some rare footage of James Brown that I produced for promoter Brian Martin. This was from James Brown’s last performance in San Francisco.

Four months later, James Brown left us on Christmas Day.

– Eric Predoehl of LouieLouie.net

http://youtu.be/DMAlAjVNhg0

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RIP: Malik Bendjelloul, director of “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary

I’m saddened to hear that Malik Bendjelloul, director of the “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary has passed away at the age of 36 years old. I thought he did a remarkable job of telling the story of musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez.

If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend checking it out.

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Happy 75th for Little Bill Engelhart- LOUIE of the Week

Today marks the 75th birthday for one of the first performers to ever cover Richard Berry‘s immortal LOUIE LOUIE.

Happy Birthday to Bill Engelhart – aka Little Bill of Little Bill & the Blue Notes as well as Little Bill with the Adventurers and the Shalimars.

Little Bill’s recording of the song was […]

RIP: Joe Bihari, co-founder of Modern Records

Joe Bihari, the last surviving member of the Bihari brothers, recently passed away on November 28th at the age of 88 years old.

Richard Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, Elmore James and Little Richard were all musicians signed by the Bihari brothers during the early stages of […]