Anniversary of KFJC Marathon – LOUIE of the Week

On Friday, August 19, 1983, KFJC began what turned out to be a major turning point in LOUIE LOUIE history with the MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon:

1) The first meeting of Richard Berry, author of the song LOUIE LOUIE and Jack Ely, original vocalist with the Kingsmen, whose voice was heard on the world’s […]

Phil “Fang” Volk w/ the Kingsmen – LOUIE of the Week

Phil “Fang” Volk, an alumni of Paul Revere & the Raiders, shared a special LOUIE LOUIE performance on his Facebook page– a recent collaboration with the Kingsmen!

Phil “Fang” Volk playing bass guitar and singing “Louie Louie” with the Kingsmen at their Cannery Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 28, 2016. In honor of […]

Al Dote & the Kingsmen – Hang On Sloopy (LOUIE relative of Week)

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on a LOUIE-relative (a category that includes brother, sister, bastard or distant cousin) performed by band known as “the Kingsmen,” which as far as I can tell has absolutely no connection with the successful band from Portland, Oregon with the same name.

This band was known as Al […]

RIP: Buck Munger, publisher of Two Louies, NW music industry legend

On Tuesday night, I received some sad news on Facebook about my friend Buck Munger.

April 19, 2016 just before 2:00 on a beautiful afternoon. Buck Munger joined his favorite dog Lucee, his favorite bass player John, his best friend Jack and the best soft player he ever played with Richard on the other […]

David Bowie + LOUIE LOUIE part 2 / Les Dantz – LOUIE of Week

Following up on last week’s tribute / celebration / acknowledgement of David Bowie‘s legacy, here’s even more thoughts on his connection within the LOUIE LOUIE universe…

1983 was a very important year for David Bowie. This was the year that David Bowie achieved his biggest commercial success with the release of his “Let’s Dance” […]

Remembering Those We Lost in 2015

Last year, we lost quite a few people in the LOUIE universe. Click on their names to read more about them.

Jack Ely, the original lead singer of the Kingsmen, was one of the two people that inspired this documentary project. I met Jack at the same event where he first met Richard […]

2015 Oregon Music Hall of Fame Finale – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s the most important LOUIE performance of the past seven days – the big 2015 Oregon Music Hall of Fame Finale!

Three core members of Paul Revere & the Raiders during the 1960s – Jim Valley, Keith Allison, and Phillip “Fang” Volk are joined by two core members of the Kingsmen during the 1960s – […]

Oregon Music Hall of Fame tribute to Jack Ely

On Saturday, October 10th, there will be the 9th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction & Concert will be held at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon.

At this event, there will be a big tribute to Jack Ely, the original vocalist for the Kingsmen, who passed away earlier this year. […]

Portland’s LOUIE LOUIE Sing-a-Long – LOUIE of the Week

This sounds like a great event in Portland! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend it!

OregonLive.com reported on this event:

Thursday night rush hour in downtown Portland came with its own rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack at the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street.

Hundreds gathered on the steps […]

RIP: Gary Abbott, drummer with Kingsmen

Here’s something I just found out about. Gary Abbott, the second drummer with the Kingsmen, passed away recently.

Gary had a short run with the Kingsmen. He joined the band sometime after LOUIE LOUIE vocalist / guitarist Jack Ely and bassist Bob Nordby quit the band on August 16, 1963. There was a big […]