Here’s a nice little story about a new art installation at a Federal building in Portland, Oregon = the town where the Kingsmen recorded LOUIE LOUIE, courtesy of OregonLive.com:
May 29, 2013 – Portland, OR – Artist Tim Bavington turned sound waves from the song “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen into a colorful [...]
The FBI investigation of LOUIE LOUIE has received a lot of extra attention this week with the recent Smithsonian article on the subject, as summarized by Daily Caller:
What you may not know is that person responsible for setting off the investigation — which, amazingly, lasted two long years — appears to have [...]
This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at what my fellow LOUIE enthusiasts in the LLAMAS community refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant” or a “LOUIE Clone” – a song that isn’t technically LOUIE, but one contains so much in common with LOUIE LOUIE that it feels like a blood relative.
The song [...]
Six seconds of Michael Nesmith with the Monkees doing LOUIE LOUIE? Or was it “Wild Thing?”
At this website, we’re on a mission to demonstrate that LOUIE LOUIE is the most-performed song of the past 50 years, and this little video clip is merely additional evidence to prove this thesis absolutely correct!
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 [...]
Today would have been John Lennon‘s 72nd birthday.
Forty-one years ago, there was a little party for him in Syracuse, New York, right after an art show at the Everson Art Museum entitled “This Is Not Here,” created by his wife Yoko Ono.
Immediately after the art show, John and a bunch [...]
Sherman Hemsley passed away on Tuesday, July 24th. Most people remember him for for his acting role as George Jefferson, which began on the 1971 grounds-breaking TV comedy “All In the Family,” which spun off to another hit series “The Jeffersons,” which had a very successful 11 season run. Years later, he was [...]
Jon Lord of the band Deep Purple has left us.
From the Deep Purple Facebook page:
We are all deeply saddened by the news that Jon Lord has passed away today at the age of 71 after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his [...]
Back in the 1960s, Kenny Vance was a founding member of Jay and the Americans, which he opened for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Years later, he wound up as a music supervisor for a bunch of motion pictures, and music director for Saturday Night Live during the 1980-1981 season.
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 [...]