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 […]

Louie Louie Conspiracy – (extinct) LOUIE of the Week

Unfortunately, this week’s LOUIE was removed from YouTube.

Oh well, it was a fun one…

This week, we are sharing a charming little video clip that explores the “Louie Louie” Conspiracy.” It’s the Kingsmen‘s iconic version of the song, using various film clips from a variety of different feature films.

The dead link: […]

RIP: Jerry Dennon, the record company guy who signed The Kingsmen

I recently discovered that Jerry Dennon, the man responsible for unleashing the Kingsmen‘s recording of LOUIE LOUIE to the world, passed away last year on January 2017.

Often credited as the producer of this iconic recording, Jerry Dennon had nothing to do with the original recording session that took place in April 1963 […]

Rock Hall of Fame inducts LOUIE LOUIE in the first batch of important singles!

Billboard shared this important news:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began honoring songs in addition to artists at the 33rd annual induction ceremony on Saturday night (April 14) in Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, immortalizing six singles.

Introduced by “Little Steven” Van Zandt, the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singles category is […]

Coming soon … a special 40th Anniversary Animal House celebration in Oregon

Anyone ready for the world’s largest toga party? …. … featuring the band that put LOUIE on the map for millions of people?

We may have just the thing for you….

Save this date: August 18, 2018 and visit: https://www.facebook.com/Animal-HOUSE-40TH-Reunion-and-Toga-Party-450269562006972/

RIP: Fred Cole of Dead Moon

Fred & Toody Cole (Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), The Hague Dec 2013 (Mammal Inc. / Arjan van den Berg)

Sad news with the death of Fred Cole of Dead Moon. His death was reported today in the Dead Moon Facebook group:

I’m so sorry to have to let you know that Fred lost his […]

Playboy, LOUIE LOUIE and the Pursuit of Happiness (RIP: Hugh Hefner)

Last month, we lost Hugh Hefner, the creator of Playboy magazine.

A lot of things have been written about this man and the empire he created. When he started this magazine his initial goal was simply to create a publication that featured the best writers, some great cartoonists and some beautiful photos of some […]