RIP: Prince Nelson, musician extraordinaire (with a semi-Lost LOUIE of Week?)

For past week, the world mourned the loss of the artist known as Prince.

He was an intensely talented musician whose legacy will only continue to grow larger with his untimely passing.

He was an enigma that took an extremely unique approach to the music industry and left behind a wealth of unanswered questions […]

RIP: Buck Munger, publisher of Two Louies, NW music industry legend

On Tuesday night, I received some sad news on Facebook about my friend Buck Munger.

April 19, 2016 just before 2:00 on a beautiful afternoon. Buck Munger joined his favorite dog Lucee, his favorite bass player John, his best friend Jack and the best soft player he ever played with Richard on the other […]

Louis and Louis – Armstrong and Jordan – LOUIES of the Week

Today, we share a special song featuring two very important LOUIEs of the 20th Century – Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan!

https://youtu.be/IDMMeDOj2wc

The song is “Life is So Peculiar,” recorded by two musical superstars of 1950 – trumpeter Louis Armstrong and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan for the Decca label in August […]

David Bowie + LOUIE connection part 3 / Footstompin’ – non-LOUIE of the Week

(David Bowie and Carlos Alomar – superb photo by David Plastik of IconicPix)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using this LOUIE blog as an excuse to explore some of the unlikely connections between David Bowie and LOUIE LOUIE.

With the passing of David Bowie, I certainly learned a lot more about this […]

(what sounds like) Elvis Presley’s LOUIE LOUIE – LOUIE of the Week

Today, Elvis Presley would have been 81 years old!

Which of course led to the hypothetical question – “What would it sound like if Elvis sang LOUIE LOUIE?”

Luckily, someone with the name of Heavy Elvis Eric answers that question by sharing a wonderful rendition on YouTube.

He may be the same Elviss Eric […]

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 […]

Ray and Dave Davis 2015 reunion with “You Really Got Me” – LOUIE relative of the Week

Ray Davies and Dave Davies together again on stage in 2015?

Fantastic news! It feels like an early Christmas present! Thank you!!

It was a special night …. On Friday, the 18th of December of this year (that would be 2015) the Dave Davies band performed at the Islington Assembly Hall in London. […]

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 […]

Elvis & Nick – What’s So Funny …? / NON-LOUIE of the Week

https://youtu.be/LeFlPxMTP24

A song and concept I NEVER get tired of….

Remembering John

It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years…

In 2015, it’s beyond surreal to consider the current political landscape, and how things have changed since his passing.