R.B. Firebirds (KFJC version #152) – LOUIE of the Week / KFJC Max LL database notes

This week, we share another tasty nugget from the LOUIE archives.

Back in the early 80s, there was a rockin’ little band in the San Jose area that provided some fine music in a handful of little bars. The R.B. Firebirds was a dynamic band featuring Kelly Smith, Paul “Bosco” Haggard, Tony “Butthouse” […]

Fink Ployd – (Dark Side of the) LOUIE of the Week

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Here’s a super-rare version of LOUIE LOUIE that very few people have ever heard.

This is “Dark Side of the LOUIE” by a band known as “Fink Ployd.”

I have NO idea who these people are, but I do know they submitted this recording for the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon that […]

Caffeine Junkies (KFJC version #108) – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a song for those of you requiring some coffee to deal with your Monday morning blues…

This is LOUIE LOUIE by the Caffeine Junkies – yet another recording that was unleashed during the legendary KFJC MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE Marathon.

I have no idea who the Caffeine Junkies were, but apparently they were based in […]

Unknown LOUIE (KFJC version #332) & other ponderings- LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on yet another Unknown LOUIE LOUIE recording from the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon.

A few years ago, I wrote up a post entitled “KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs” which sought to identify some of the recordings that couldn’t be identified. Since that particular posting, a […]

The Soft Jews (KFJC version #374) – LOUIE of the Week

By special request, I’m sharing a very special, ultra-rare performance of the song from the LOUIE archives. It’s a recording by a band known as The Soft Jews, and as far as I know, it was only heard ONCE* on the radio. (…or so I thought… – SEE UPDATE at end of this post)

I […]

Buffalo Chips (KFJC version #379) – LOUIE of the Week

Today is August 19th – a very special day in the LOUIE Universe!

Many years ago on this date, a little radio station known as KFJC 89.7 began a marathon called “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE,” with the sole purpose of sharing every known version of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

For 63 hours, over 800 unique […]

Thirty Years Ago Today…

Thirty years ago today, Richard Berry, author of the song “LOUIE LOUIE” met Jack Ely, the original vocalist for the Kingsmen, at KFJC Radio, Los Altos Hills, California. The date was August 20, 1983 – the second day of the legendary “Maximum: LOUIE LOUIE” radio marathon which played every known version of the song […]

RIP: Bob Dye, Northwest DJ / Promoter

Bob Dye, a radio DJ and promoter from Ontario, Oregon, has recently passed away.

The Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park provided a nice overview of his career:

Bob spent most of his early years in the Huntington and Ontario where his radio career began. He did the play-by-play for several basketball […]

The Stevens LIVE at KFJC 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

Lately, I’ve been celebrating a little more than usual. For years, I’ve been pestering my pal Buddy Awreetus to get off his proverbial heinie and do some proper digital transfers of the barely-heard audio recordings of his old “Live Open Mike” shows that he hosted on KFJC radio way back in the early 1980s.

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Dave Glovin and the KFJC April Fool DuoCast

Regular readers of this blog know the significance of KFJC Radio, as it was the location where a 63 hour marathon entitled “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” took place in 1983, providing the radio airwaves with over 800 unique versions of the song, and what became a major turning point in the career of Richard Berry, […]