RIP: Lynn Easton of the Kingsmen

Lynn Easton, co-founder of the Kingsmen, whose performance of LOUIE LOUIE inspired countless toga parties, a gazillion re-recordings of the song, and an actual FBI investigation . . . passed away last week.

On Saturday, I received word via the Two Louies Facebook page that Lynn died in Toronto of a massive stroke.

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LOUIE LOUIE in Rap Music

This week, we’re going to take a look at how LOUIE LOUIE has been utilized in rap music.

Werner Von Wallenrod is a serious hip hop enthusiast that created a series of videos that documented the various fusions of LOUIE LOUIE with rap music.

He’s done a great job of documenting this, and we’re […]

Follow-up on 2020 Intl. Louie Louie Day -the Quarantine Edition

On Saturday, over at LouieLouie.net, we celebrated ” International Louie Louie Day – the Quarantine Edition”.. for hopefully the first and only time.

It was a challenge to find a way to celebrate this day with all the shelter restrictions in place, but we did manage to assemble a last minute Zoom teleconference / […]

Today is International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

Today is April 11th, and we’re celebrating International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

Today we’re going to try to do something We’ve NEVER attempted before.

Today, we’re going to attempt a Zoom teleconference + musical jam session.

We’d like to invite folks to participate in this thing, using their voice and whatever musical instruments […]

Countdown to LOUIE Day 2020 – 2 days to go

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

With two days to go, here’s some LOUIEs from our friend Clay Stabler who posted these at the LOUIE LOUIE Party over at Facebook.

This first one really blows my mind! TBGO aka “The Beat Goes On” Marching Band from Portland, Oregon took the message […]

RIP: John Prine, singer / songwriter

With the passing of John Prine, I’m gratified to see so much appreciation for his music on the social networks. He was a brilliant singer-songwriter.

In the back of my mind, I kept thinking I had already written something on these pages about John and his special LOUIE reference with his song entitled “Lake […]

Countdown to LOUIE Day 2020 – 3 days to go

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

Once again, here’s another fine LOUIE shared by our friend Clay Stabler at the LOUIE LOUIE Party over at Facebook.

Today’s version is from France which by my count is #3 in LL versions behind the US and UK. The group is Stepping Out and […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]