In Search of 1983 Tacoma Dome show footage!

I thought I’d throw out yet another public request as I continue my search for media coverage of the 1983 Tacoma Dome event that featured the only time Richard Berry ever appeared with the Fabulous Wailers.

The date was Wednesday, December 28, 1983, just a few months after KFJC Radio had their legendary 63 […]

LOUIE LOUIE Clubs/Stores of the World – part 3

Following up on part 1 and part 2, it’s time to return with part 3 of the big LOUIE LOUIE Club List, now expanded to include stores and defunct businesses that used the “LOUIE LOUIE” name for their business…

11. Louie Louie Record Shop (with Café) in Lisbon and Porto (Portugal)

A few days […]

Binky’s Guide to our Musical Roots

Years ago, Matt Groening came up with a brilliant flowchart for musical roots.

I’m thinking there’s at least 10, if not 20 of these special categories that could easily apply to the evolution of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

LOUIE LOUIE Clubs of the World – part 2

Following up on the “Louie Louie Clubs of the World – part 1” post from last week, here’s the next chapter….

6. Louie Louie Burger Cafe in Kobe, Japan

Most of the information on this place is written in Japanese, but I did find an English language review by Adam Kloppenburg on their Facebook […]

Louie Louie Clubs of the World – part 1

Here’s something fun… my friend Clay Stabler assembled a travel list of a whole bunch of LOUIE LOUIE Clubs scattered all over the world!

Here’s the first part of his list, expanded with my own notes and whatever descriptions that I could find..

1. Bar Louie Louie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Cool […]

Today’s LOUIE comic strip – The Fusco Brothers!

Today in the daily funny papers, there was a mention of that very special song in The Fusco Brothers comic strip by J.C. Duffy.

Be sure to visit the official Fusco Brothers page at GoComics.com, where you can order the official Collectible Archive Quality Print!

Bookmark this page! http://www.gocomics.com/thefuscobrothers

(with special thanks to David […]

RIP: Billy Miller of Norton Records / A-Bones (with a LOUIE relative of the Week)

In the midst of a week filled with rotten news, things were made even worse when we lost a kindred spirit…

Billy Miller was a true champion for the foot-stomping, hip-shaking, soulful roots music we call rock ‘n’ roll. Along with his beloved companion / partner Miriam Linna, they established an incredible legacy designed […]

RIP: Buck Ormsby of Fabulous Wailers + Etiquette Records

Today, Saturday October 29th, I was saddened to learn that my friend Buck Ormsby died early this morning on his birthday.

Here’s the message I saw on Buck’s Facebook wall:

Thank you to everyone who is sending birthday wishes to my father. He died early this morning. As many of you know he was […]

Happy 90th Birthday Chuck Berry – Pre-LOUIE of the Week

Today, we celebrate Chuck Berry‘s 90th birthday, who’s still rockin’ live for fans all over the world!

For the record, Chuck Berry is definitely NOT related to Richard Berry, author of the song “LOUIE LOUIE.” That being said, there was one particular song that Chuck wrote and released in 1956 that may have had […]

Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where I saw, among other things, the Otis Redding exhibit.

At this exhibit I saw Otis items I’ve never seen anywhere else – rare family photographs, the original painted marquee for the Whisky-a-Go-Go show, his red jacket worn on the “Live […]