RIP: Lady Bo (short version)

I received word that Lady Bo (Peggy Jones Malone), whose band backed up Richard Berry and Jack Ely at the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, has passed away.

I will be sharing more words and a video tribute within the few days

My heart goes out to her husband / musical partner Wally Malone […]

KFJC Maximum LOUIE memories – LOUIE of the Month

Today is the big anniversary for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon = the event that sparked the documentary project and subsequent webpage you’re viewing right now.

For 63 hours, this song was played with over 800 unique versions of the song.

Can you believe it all started on August 19, 1983?

How […]

Alexander Surmont – Italian LOUIE of the Week

With three days before the very FIRST Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, the time was right to share a very cool Italian version of the song, which far as I know, has NEVER been shared publicly!

Alexander Surmont of Belgium provided a magnificent Italian language version of LOUIE LOUIE for the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project […]

The Rubinoos – LOUIE (mutant) of the Week

It’s time for we like to call a “LOUIE Mutant” – a song that embraces the essence of LOUIE in a major way, but somehow becomes another song in it’s own right.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a time for a new song by the Rubinoos, simply titled “I Love Louie Louie!”

This particular […]

Blast from Past – KQAK visits KFJC Max LOUIE

Thanks to my friend Jennifer of Radiosurvivor, I found this cool archival photo on Facebook!

This is Belle Nolan and Mike Koste of KQAK (aka The Quake) visiting the KFJC Maximum Louie Louie Marathon that began on August 19, 1983. Over the course of 63+ hours, KFJC played over 800 different versions. This photo […]

R.B. Firebirds (KFJC version #152) – LOUIE of the Week / KFJC Max LL database notes

This week, we share another tasty nugget from the LOUIE archives.

Back in the early 80s, there was a rockin’ little band in the San Jose area that provided some fine music in a handful of little bars. The R.B. Firebirds was a dynamic band featuring Kelly Smith, Paul “Bosco” Haggard, Tony “Butthouse” […]

The Soft Jews (KFJC version #374) – LOUIE of the Week

By special request, I’m sharing a very special, ultra-rare performance of the song from the LOUIE archives. It’s a recording by a band known as The Soft Jews, and as far as I know, it was only heard ONCE* on the radio. (…or so I thought… – SEE UPDATE at end of this post)

I […]

Zappa & Mothers open for Lenny Bruce with “Plastic People” – LOUIE of Week

To start 2014 with a bang, the first LOUIE of Week shall be a vintage recording of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, opening for Lenny Bruce at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco sometime in June 1966.

The very first song of this set was “PLASTIC PEOPLE” – an inspired […]

Iggy & Stooges at C2SV Fest San Jose – LOUIE of the Week

Some things take a little longer to process than others. This week’s LOUIE is one of them.

About a week and a half ago, Iggy Pop and the Stooges made a special appearance in San Jose as part of the very first C2SV Tech and Music Conference. Iggy & the Stooges were the headliners […]

LOUIE of Week? – hopefully by Thursday!

This week’s LOUIE of the Week has been delayed by a very hectic work schedule by your truly, and should be ready by Thursday, if all goes as planned…

Those of us that attended the special San Jose event on Saturday featuring THE SONG… will have to wait a few more days for an […]