LOUIE production update – June 2019 with Don Gallucci

photo by Laurelish Rudy

About a week and a half ago, I had an opportunity to visit with the man formerly known as Don Gallucci.

Don’s kinda like the lost and forgotten member of the original Kingsmen that recorded LOUIE LOUIE back in 1963. His keyboard playing is the very first sound you hear […]

Universal Music Group’s 2008 fire disaster + LOUIE LOUIE ?

Yesterday, thanks to the New York Times, we learned of a terrible fire disaster that took place in 2008 at the Universal Music Group vault, which apparently destroyed over 500,000 master recordings.

Amongst the reported lost recordings by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry, […]

Happy International LOUIE LOUIE Day 2019!

Today is International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

It’s also the day when Richard Berry would have celebrated his 84th if he was still with us!

Today in the LOUIE LOUIE Party community page on Facebook, Len Sarfati shared a link to his LOUIE video with this special comment:

This is the 2009 comment Jack […]

Bar Louie (the gastropubs) !!

This week, it’s been a whirlwind of activities for yours truly with a few days in Seattle, starting with Little Bill’s party a few days ago, but in the meantime….

Have you seen this TV commercial?

Bar Louie is the shared name of a bunch of gastro pubs scattered across the USA.

Here’s an […]

Animal House References + LOUIE on TV – part 4

This week for Part 4 of the “LOUIE on TV” post, the focus is on two TV episodes that originally used a recording of LOUIE LOUIE for the initial broadcasts, but were removed when these episodes were repackaged for the DVD market.

Both these episodes paid homage to the beer-drinking antics of the 1979 […]

LOUIE on TV – part 2

a scene from the COACH tv show

Following up on the LOUIE on TV – part 1 post from last week, here’s an update…

(original post) China Beach, Season 3/episode 15 / 1990-02-07 ”A Rumor of Peace”

08:11 – Kingsmen LL re-recording (with Dick Peterson vocals) is broadcast over pirate radio by disc […]

Update on the LOUIE LOUIE Indiana story

In 1964, two teenagers from a small town in Indiana got upset with the obscene lyrics that they thought heard in a new rock ‘n roll song on the radio, and decided they wanted to do something about it. They both wrote a letter to the governor.

Will Higgins, an investigative reporter with the […]

Celebrating Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week (w/ chart info)

Today, I’m reminded it’s the 51st anniversary of Otis Redding‘s tragic death, so I’m recycling a post from two years ago when I visited the Otis Redding exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

As I mentioned in my original 2016 post, Otis Redding’s version of LOUIE LOUIE was released as part of […]

LOUIE road trip (August 2018- part 2)

The latest Pacific Northwest road trip was a short and power-packed adventure, even if a massive percentage of that time was spent driving.

Wednesday was the big drive from SF Bay Area to Seattle area, something I won’t be repeating in the near future… at least not crammed into one day.

Thursday was a […]

Kingsmen at The Delta House (1983) – LOUIE of the Week

With the upcoming Animal House 40th Anniversary & Toga Party event in Oregon that’s happening a little over a week from now, I thought this would be a fine time to share this classic Kingsmen clip produced by our associate producer David Jester.

Freddie Dennis, who later join the reunited Sonics, is the […]