Countdown to LOUIE Day 2020 – 5 days to go

International LOUIE LOUIE Day – April 11th is coming soon!

Here’s a few tasty ones shared by our friend Clay Stabler at the LOUIE LOUIE Party over at Facebook.

Today is April 6, 1963 – The date of the original Kingsmen LL recording. Still searching for my holy grail – a recording of “Louie Louie” […]

Countdown to LOUIE Day 2020 – 4 days to go

International LOUIE LOUIE Day – April 11th is coming soon!

Here’s some more tasty ones shared by our friend Clay Stabler at the LOUIE LOUIE Party over at Facebook.

A version I haven’t seen before of Jack Ely performing at a “writer’s round” in Nashville back in 2011. These events are held at various spots […]

RIP: Danny Mihm, drummer with Flamin’ Groovies

I’m saddened to report the passing of Danny Mihm, former drummer of the Flamin’ Groovies and the Phantom Movers. This marks the third death of a member of the Flamin’ Groovies within the past 10 months, as we lost Michael Wilhem in May 2019 and Roy Loney in December 2019… (with absolutely no connection […]

LOUIE bits of March 2020 – Clay Day!

As March 2020 comes to close with minimal blog activity, this seemed like a good time to do a little recycling to make up for lost time.

Our friend Clay Stabler has shared some assorted LOUIE bits over at the LOUIE Party located at Facebook, so with his permission, we’re bringing mo these bits to […]

LOUIE for March 2020

My friend Joe Maccoll shared this one.

A fine little meme, it waits for me…

UPDATE – MORE VARIATIONS!

I just created this subreddit dedicated to all things Louie Louie. https://www.reddit.com/r/LouieLouie/

Also attached is the WashYourLyrics meme, using the Iggy Pop version of the song.

– Craig Clark

… and while it’s […]

a cool Richard Berry photo with Wanda Coleman and Michelle T. Clinton

© Heather Harris

My friend Heather Harris shared this wonderful photograph on Facebook!

For Black History Month, one of the most important persons ever in Rock & Roll: this man wrote “Louie, Louie.” Richard Berry flanked by Wanda Coleman and Michelle T. Clinton.

Heather shared some history on how this photo happened..

I did […]

The Unlikely Adventure of Emma Berquist

Today’s post may not seem to have any obvious LOUIE connections, but it’s a human story that I thought was worth sharing.

This post refers to a scary real life story of Emma Berquist, who survived a terrible assault in New Zealand.

Emma is the daughter of my friend and film school teacher […]

MIA at the 2020 Grammy Awards? (the forgotten ones)

Many of us were excited when we found out that Iggy Pop would be receiving his lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards last Sunday. We figured there would be a special ceremony where someone would say some nice words and then we’d witness a musical performance that celebrated the musical legacy of this […]

LOUIE Micro-Mentions #1 (Don Imus, John Fogerty, Frank Zappa)

It’s time to make note of a special category of LOUIE moments.

“LOUIE Micro-Mentions“- is the special type of moment when the song LOUIE LOUIE is mentioned, but not performed.

We’ll start off with these three Micro-Mentions…

1) Don Imus, the controversial disk jockey that recently passed away last month, released a LOUIE-related 45 […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 3

Today, the “Days of Christmas LOUIE” celebrations comes to an end.

Our friend Clay Stabler shared the remaining LOUIE LOUIE clips over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme, starting the new year with Day 8.

On the 8th day of Christmas (and the 1st day of […]