RIP: Dave McElhatton, San Francisco news anchor

On Monday, we lost Dave McElhatton, a news anchorman for KPIX Channel 5, the San Francisco CBS affiliate. I never met the man, but I’d heard a lot of stories about about a decent human being he was. Dave retired from broadcasting in 2000 after nearly 50 years on the airwaves at KCBS radio […]

RIP: Marcel J. Chouinard, one of earliest singers to perform LOUIE on TV

I just learned that Marcel J Chouinard has passed away on Monday, October 12th.

In 1964, Marcel performed LOUIE LOUIE with The Nocturnals on a Canadian TV show known as “Let’s Go.” This was a television show that aired 5 days a week at 5:30 pm on the CBC network.

Unlike the Kingsmen […]

The Bangles in 1984- LOUIE of the Week

Here’s one I misssed the first time around – it’s The Bangles doing a sloppy version of LOUIE LOUIE as part of the I.R.S. Cutting Edge TV show on MTV sometime in 1984.

LOUIE kicks in at 1:54 of this clip…

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The Drake Levin Memorial

A few weeks ago, there was a wonderful memorial for Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & the Raiders. Family and friends came together to celebrate the man with beautiful stories, some funny jokes, and wonderful memories. I was asked to videotape the ceremony, and some of these stories were too good to not share, […]

More on Drake Levin

The past week has brought a lot of traffic to the website, with a lot of people paying respect to Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & Raiders that died on July 4th. Here’s a few things I want to share about him:

1) Drake’s widow, Sandra Levin is selling Drake’s original guitar on […]

Stanley Clarke & George Duke Project – LOUIE of the Week

In 1981, Stanley Clarke & George Duke, two great jazz musicians, got together to create a very cool album together.

I just found a video clip of their performance of LOUIE LOUIE from that album.

According to the comments, this performance came from a program called “New York Hot Tracks,” which aired from 1983-1989. […]

It’s not LOUIE-specific, but…

On Wednesday, I just finalized a deal for my first-ever VOD digital download. I am pleased to present “ED’S INNER SPACE,” a film I co- produced/ co-directed with my friend Alison Victor, is now available for digital download on IndieFlix.com

Today, Thursday, May 21…. this film gets mentioned on Oprah! Yes, Oprah…..

As the description […]

Countdown to International LOUIE LOUIE Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11th is International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

To celebrate this special event, I will be sharing a rare, never-before-seen video from the E.P. video archives of a LOUIE LOUIE performance that took place at the infamous KFJC MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon. It was at this event where I realized what a significant song […]

Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band (1989 or 1990?)- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is yet another archival rendition of the song. Twenty years ago, before David Letterman moved over to CBS, Paul Shaffer was the musical director for Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. He put out out his very first solo album, which was called “Coast to Coast,” released by […]

I’ve been BOOT-LEGGED! (reasons for annoying credits over video)

I suppose it should be considered a form of flattery when someone borrows someone else’s material for their own creation. It looks like I’ve been bootlegged! Here’s my footage of Richard Berry in Mountain View from 1989, recycled by someone else on YouTube.

This looks like some kind of TV show from Asturias, which […]