Flash from past – 1977 news tidbit on Kingsmen members

Once upon a time, there were three guys from the Kingsmen that started another band….

RIP: Wally Todd, member of Jack Ely & the Courtmen

I lost my friend Wally last week. On May 14, Wally Todd, guitarist with Jack Ely & the Courtmen, died of a sudden heart attack less than three weeks after the passing of his old bandmate.

I met Wally back in 1999 when the Courtmen did a big reunion show in Seaside, Oregon in […]

Misidentifications of Jack Ely

With the passing of Jack Ely, former singer of the Kingsmen, a lot of folks shared a common video of the Kingsmen, featuring what they thought was Jack singing….

https://youtu.be/XL20vPIXs-A

What many of these people didn’t realize was that person lip synching was not Jack, but Lynn Easton.

Rolling Stone.com also initially misidentified Jack […]

RIP: Jack Ely, original lead singer of the Kingsmen

Jack Ely, the original lead singer on the most popular version ever recorded of the song LOUIE LOUIE, died this week at his home in Oregon.

Jack was a member of the Kingsmen, but he left the band not long after recording the song, and never had the opportunity to rejoin the band after […]

LOUIE LOUIE Leonard Cohen – Five Degrees of LOUIE

Last year, I shared my thoughts on the “Five Degrees of LOUIE LOUIE” concept … which borrows from the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” … but with one less step.

My friend Clay Stabler utilized this concept for linking Leonard Cohen to the LOUIE universe…

Louie Louie –à Leonard Cohen

1. Don Gallucci was […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service- a movie that probably has NOTHING to do with LOUIE LOUIE

…. but then again, I haven’t heard the soundtrack yet.

What the hey, it IS a catchy name for a movie!

This film opens in the USA on February 13.

A-Team Mystery Version – LOUIE of the Week

This year, we start with a mystery…

A few weeks ago, I received a email from Tobias Schmahl of Germany:

I found your Blog because it is mentioned on the German Wikipedia page about “Louie Louie”.

I would like to ask for your help concerning “Louie Louie”. Do you remember the A-Team, starring George Peppard […]

One hour of LOUIE with Bruce Springsteen holding a giant slug – LOUIE of Week

This is a silly one.

On YouTube, I found a clip called “One hour of Louie Louie with Bruce Springsteen holding a giant slug.” I played the first few minutes, and it’s the iconic Kingsmen recording.

I have no idea if the rest of hour is the same Kingsmen recording repeated over and […]

The 2013 Portland Plaque

My friend Wm. Christman, a KFJC Max LOUIE alumni, just sent me this photo from Portland, Oregon. This is the new plaque at the location where the Kingsmen recorded their version of LOUIE LOUIE back in 1963. There was a big ceremony for this plaque in September last year, and my friend Cindy Lindahl, […]

RIP: Scott Asheton, drummer of the Stooges

Another great rocker has left us. Drummer Scott Asheton, a founding member of The Stooges, passed away on March 15th.

Iggy Pop shared the news on his Facebook page:

My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more […]