RIP: Penny Marshall, director, actor – LOUIE of the Week

Today, we’re remembering Penny Marshall, a funny and talented lady who died in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes.

Penny directed some very successful movies, starting off with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with Whoopi Goldberg in 1986.

With her second film, “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, she became the first […]

RIP: Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks

Last week, we lost Pete Shelley, lead vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter of Buzzcocks, one of the most significant and beloved of the original British punk bands. According to the reports, he died of a heart attack on December 6, 2018, in Estonia, where he lived.

I really enjoyed this band, who had […]

Celebrating Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week (w/ chart info)

Today, I’m reminded it’s the 51st anniversary of Otis Redding‘s tragic death, so I’m recycling a post from two years ago when I visited the Otis Redding exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

As I mentioned in my original 2016 post, Otis Redding’s version of LOUIE LOUIE was released as part of […]

The Mystery Woman?

Over the years, I’d had a handful of people send me this photograph of a big haired woman enjoying some music, which includes some Elvis Presley and the first Kingsmen album.

Can anyone identify this woman?

Just curious…

UPDATE: Joe Maccoll and Chester Taylor have informed me that this woman is Jane […]

Ray Davies & the Kast Off Kinks – LOUIE of the Week

A few months ago, there was some excellent news with a big announcement that The Kinks would be getting together for a proper reunion after a 20 year hibernation!!

We’re not sure of the full details, but it appears that a new album is in the works, and the band “will probably be playing […]

The Ace of Cups – long awaited 1st album (non-LOUIE of the Week)

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For the past 7 or so years, the LOUIE production team has also been quietly working on another project.

LOUIE co-producer Jesse Block has been directing a documentary on the band known as The Ace of Cups.

The Ace of Cups is a band that was formed in San Francisco during the […]

Celebrating M. Dung and Richard Berry – LOUIE of the Week

Today is a special celebration for two friends that are deeply missed. We lost Richard Berry in 1989, and Mike Slavko, aka “M. Dung” in 2017.

Today, Mike Slavko is getting inducted to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, The Class of 2018.

As Mike has often said, the experience of singing […]

Jedi Jedi – LOUIE Star Wars parody of the Week

It had to happen.

The “Star Wars” themed LOUIE LOUIE parody!

The band is called Boyish Good Looks, and here’s the video:

https://youtu.be/Y1kFDelQIdE

Want more? Here’s more..

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Kingsmen at The Delta House (1983) – LOUIE of the Week

With the upcoming Animal House 40th Anniversary & Toga Party event in Oregon that’s happening a little over a week from now, I thought this would be a fine time to share this classic Kingsmen clip produced by our associate producer David Jester.

Freddie Dennis, who later join the reunited Sonics, is the […]

LOUIE LOUIE radio on KCRW + NPR

Two things i forgot to mention on these pages…

1) KCRW Radio (KCRW.com) launched a new radio series “LOST NOTES,” sharing stories of LOUIE LOUIE for the first episode on April 12, 2018 (one day after International LOUIE LOUIE Day)!

The life of one of the world’s most ubiquitous rock n’ roll anthems – […]