Her Aim is True – the Jini Dellaccio documentary

If I were in the Seattle area this weekend, I would definitely be at the Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday night.

Photographer Jini Dellaccio is the subject of a new documentary entitled “Her Aim Is True,” and Sunday is the big night for a benefit concert featuring Northwest music legends Merrilee Rush, Buck […]

RIP: Reg Presley of the Troggs – LOUIE of the Week

Reg Presley, singer with The Troggs, has died at the age of 71. His death came a year after he announced he had lung cancer and retired from the band.

The Troggs’ biggest hit was “Wild Thing,” which many people believe borrowed heavily from LOUIE LOUIE.

The Huffington Post did a nice little write-up:

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The Cover Story – a documentary on album cover art

http://www.thecoverstoryalbumart.com/

For those that love album cover artwork, I’d like to recommend a new documentary entitled “The Cover Story.”

Artists, photographers, models and musicians share some great stories behind the process of creating artwork for various album covers. There’s a lot of famous creative people in this documentary, and there’s also some relative […]

Lenny Kaye & the Jay Vons – LOUIE of the Week

In the world of garage rock musicologists, many of us think of Lenny Kaye as a virtual GOD. He’s had a remarkable career as a musician, producer, and journalist. In 1972, he assembled NUGGETS- one of the first, and certainly one of most influential anthologies to document mid-60s American garage rock.

Steve Huey […]

Norton Records needs help!

Our friends at Norton Records were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Their entire stock – LPs, CDs, 45s, picture sleeves, CD booklets, record labels and more – was destroyed by this terrible disaster.

For the first time in Norton’s history, we are asking for your help. It has been entirely against our policy and […]

RIP: Kathi Kamen Goldmark, writer, musician, friend of LOUIE

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 ago, […]

RIP: Dick Clark, entertainment icon

Today, we lost Dick Clark, a man who made a mighty impact in the entertainment industry.

Before the Fabulous Wailers recorded LOUIE LOUIE with Rockin’ Robin Roberts, they had a successful hit record with “Tall Cool One” on Golden Crest Records. They ventured out from Tacoma to the East Coast in 1959, and one […]

Never mind LOUIE, here’s 10 hours of “Yesterday!”

One of the things I hope to eventually prove with this LOUIE documentary project of mine is that LOUIE LOUIE is indeed the world’s most recorded song of all mankind.

In the past, Guiness World Records made the big claim that Paul McCartney‘s “Yesterday” was the world’s most recorded song.

Frankly, as […]

RIP: Bob Summerrise, legendary Seattle DJ / record store owner

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 I […]

RIP: Danny Holiday, Seattle DJ / Music Historian

The Pacific Northwest music scene has lost another legend.

Seattle DJ & music historian Danny Holiday, has passed away after an extended illness. Looking at the various online articles about Danny, I discovered….

– Danny was born Daniel Prescott Thygesen in March 23, 1943 in Everett, Washington.

– Danny was a disc jockey […]