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 […]

The Cry! (w/ Mike Mitchell of Kingsmen) + Animal House of Blues – LOUIE of the Week

Back in November, we learned about a special video and performance of THE SONG by the band known as The Cry!, featuring Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen. This version was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kingsmen’s iconic recording.

Three months later, we’ve got another very special LOUIE LOUIE video from The Cry! […]

Hail Hail David Jester and the Jesterfest!

This week, we want to tip our hat to David Jester of Portland, Oregon, who’s spent many years documenting the music scene of Portland, which included producing a cable television program in conjunction with the TWO LOUIES magazine. David is currently dealing with the big challenge of preserving his video archive, and he decided […]

The Ukelele Underground of Portland – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is a special performance that comes from the Kingsmen’s hometown in Portland, Oregon.

I just received a little correction on what I thought was a band called the Little White Uke. Here’s a correction from UkuleleDaddy:

We’re honored to be included on your blog! I just wanted to make a correction […]

The Cry (special 50th Anniversary celebration with Mike Mitchell) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at THE CRY, who created a fine little video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kingsmen‘s iconic recording.

Within a few hours after initially publishing this blog post, I received an update ….

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Kingsmen releasing their classic […]

ZZ Top and the LOUIE connection

Some tasty treats from the TWO LOUIES archives, courtesy of publisher Buck Munger!

ZZ Top meets the Kingsmen! From left to right: Lynn Easton, Billy Gibbons, Jack Ely and Mike Mitchell.

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The Portland LOUIE celebration of September 2013 – the Lindahl report

Today, I am honored to have a very special guest blogger – my friend Cindy Lindahl, whose father engineered the original LOUIE LOUIE recordings by The Kingsmen and Paul Revere & the Raiders!

I knew when I saw the announcement that I had to attend: ‘Louie, Louie Celebration in Portland Begins September 5th.”

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Mark Your Calendar – LOUIE LOUIE Day in Portland – September 5th

Hot breaking news from OregonMusicNews.com:

It’s the song that wouldn’t die. And now it will be commemorated for the ages. To mark the spot where a Portland band, The Kingsmen, recorded Richard Berry’s hit song in 1963, Terry Currier from the Oregon Music Hall of Fame will present Portland Mayor Charlie Hales with a […]

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 […]