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.

John Doe’s Keeper album – NON-LOUIE of the week

This week, my focus is elsewhere…. not necessarily spending a lot time in the LOUIE universe.. as there’s too much on the plate… too busy working on other projects… and otherwise trying to take care of things in my life. The life of a media freelancer is one that requires very different focus than a […]

RIP: Steve Mackay, sax player with Stooges, Snakefinger – LOUIE of Week

Steve Mackay, a super talented sax player and all-around nice guy, died two weeks ago on October 10th.

Last year, I had an opportunity to interview Steve for the LOUIE documentary project, which turned into a wonderful day for everyone involved. As one of last surviving members of The Stooges, he had a unique […]

KFJC Maximum LOUIE memories – LOUIE of the Month

Today is the big anniversary for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon = the event that sparked the documentary project and subsequent webpage you’re viewing right now.

For 63 hours, this song was played with over 800 unique versions of the song.

Can you believe it all started on August 19, 1983?

How […]

Richard Berry music for auto insurance!

Richard Berry‘s music has been used for a variety of different commercials, but most of the time it’s been utilized in the form of the Kingsmen‘s version of “LOUIE LOUIE.” In the past 10 years, we’re seen more companies embrace some of Richard’s other music for TV commercials, particularly the Sonics version “Have Love Will […]

Steve West, the Lost Raider – LOUIE of the Week

This week, The Louie Report is honored to share a very special article by Steve West, the original guitarist with Paul Revere & the Raiders for their 1963 recording of LOUIE LOUIE!

Enjoy!! – E.P.

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I was born in Portland, Oregon on August 21, […]

What ARE those little critters saying?

Last week, two people told me about an article in the San Jose Mercury entitled “What are those little creatures really saying?”

McDonald’s swears up and down that the little yellow “Minions” Happy Meal toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult.

Experts say the company may be right, […]

The World’s Largest LOUIE LOUIE Sing-A-Long ? (Portland, OR)

I found this one on Facebook…

The official webpage for this event provides more details…

The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long Thursday, June 25th 5:30PM-6:30PM Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave

On Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm-6:30pm Know Your City(KYC) will host The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long, an event to promote the […]