RIP: David Peel, folk-punk singer; LOUIE of the Week

My old friend David Peel died a few days ago.

Believe it or not, he actually had a connection to this LOUIE project.

Years ago, before I ever even thought about LOUIE LOUIE and this documentary project, I wound up working with David Peel.

In 1982, I lived briefly in New York City. […]

In Search of 1983 Tacoma Dome show footage!

I thought I’d throw out yet another public request as I continue my search for media coverage of the 1983 Tacoma Dome event that featured the only time Richard Berry ever appeared with the Fabulous Wailers.

The date was Wednesday, December 28, 1983, just a few months after KFJC Radio had their legendary 63 […]

LOUIE at the movies – JACO (the documentary)

Today, we’ll start a new feature we’ll call “LOUIE at the movies,” which we’ll use to discuss motion pictures that referenced the song LOUIE LOUIE – either with a performance or a mention of the song.

The “Jaco” documentary on jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius is one of the latter, featuring no actual LOUIE performances, […]

Mojo Nixon’s CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS – Holiday LOUIE of the Week

Yes, once again… its that special time of the year!

Celebrating the spirit of Christmas and the always-relevent theme of recycling, we bring you a semi-modern classic holiday LOUIE mutant-bastard recording by one of our favorite musical pranksters, the legendary Mojo Nixon!

Happy Holidays from LouieLouie.net!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Ou3sLcP7g

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Stiv Bators “L.A. L.A.” – LOUIE bastard of the Week

It’s time to point the mighty LOUIE LOUIE spotlight at an oldie but goodie….

Stiv Bators (aka Steven John Bator), the singer from The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church, who lived from October 22, 1949 until June 4, 1990, once recorded an inspired version of LOUIE LOUIE, which used different […]

Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where I saw, among other things, the Otis Redding exhibit.

At this exhibit I saw Otis items I’ve never seen anywhere else – rare family photographs, the original painted marquee for the Whisky-a-Go-Go show, his red jacket worn on the “Live […]

Ike & Tina Turner – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at the 1968 (?) recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Ike and Tina Turner. It’s a powerful version of the song, and one that I’d consider one of the Essential LOUIE LOUIE recordings!

I’m not sure whether this version was first released as a 45 single or an […]

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a tasty little treat I’ve never heard or seen before – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, doing a live performance of LOUIE LOUIE!

I have no idea what day or location this performance took place, but if someone could let me know, that would be wonderful!

https://youtu.be/B2nna3qZwP8

Thanks again to […]

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 […]

Zodiac (Dutch Glam Rock Disco) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at a 1976 recording by a Dutch band known as Zodiac.

The band Zodiac was formed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), featuring members of Crown’s Clan. I wasn’t able to find out details on all six of the band members, but some of the core players included vocalist […]