Portland’s LOUIE LOUIE Sing-a-Long – LOUIE of the Week

This sounds like a great event in Portland! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend it!

OregonLive.com reported on this event:

Thursday night rush hour in downtown Portland came with its own rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack at the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street.

Hundreds gathered on the steps […]

The World’s Largest LOUIE LOUIE Sing-A-Long ? (Portland, OR)

I found this one on Facebook…

The official webpage for this event provides more details…

The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long Thursday, June 25th 5:30PM-6:30PM Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave

On Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm-6:30pm Know Your City(KYC) will host The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long, an event to promote the […]

Paul Shaffer on 1990 David Letterman show – LOUIE of the Week

In celebration of David Letterman‘s amazing television legacy this week, here’s Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band performing a lively version of “Louie Louie” on Letterman’s Late Night TV show on January 11, 1990.

I love this version. Paul Shaffer had just released a solo album entitled “Coast to Coast,” and for […]

Support Cindy Lee Berryhill’s KICKSTARTER campaign!!!

My friend Cindy Lee Berryhill, who’s been a supporter and participant in the LOUIE project, is on a campaign to finish her new album, using Kickstarter to take it to the finish line.

This will be my first album in 7 years and it will be my 7th album and 7 is a […]

Mojo Nixon “Christmas Christmas” – LOUIE of the Week

Today on Christmas Eve, we celebrate the season with a timeless Mojo Nixon clip from the LouieLouie.net archives!

Happy Holidays from LouieLouie.net!

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

Leonardo da Vinci’s Viola Organista – 500 years in the making!

Some projects do take longer than others.

It took 500 years for Leonardo da Vinci‘s “viola organista” instrument to be built!

The Sydney Morning Herald has the story…

A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo […]

RIP: Bobby “Blue” Bland, blues singer extraordinaire

We lost another great singer this week. Legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland has left the land of the living.

I’ve read and heard some excellent tributes for Bobby, with various people mentioning a common reference to him as the “Sinatra of Blues.” Bland had a very smooth style of singing blues music, […]

LOUIE LOUIE as an art installation in Federal building

Here’s a nice little story about a new art installation at a Federal building in Portland, Oregon = the town where the Kingsmen recorded LOUIE LOUIE, courtesy of OregonLive.com:

May 29, 2013 – Portland, OR – Artist Tim Bavington turned sound waves from the song “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen into a colorful sculpture […]

RIP: Paul Williams, writer, Crawdaddy publisher

Rock journalist Paul Williams passed away on the evening of March 27th, and it’s taken me a week to come up with the proper words to pay tribute to the man.

I’m very glad to see a wealth of decent obituaries on Paul from major publications, each acknowledging his historic role in creating […]

Norton Records needs help!

Our friends at Norton Records were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Their entire stock – LPs, CDs, 45s, picture sleeves, CD booklets, record labels and more – was destroyed by this terrible disaster.

For the first time in Norton’s history, we are asking for your help. It has been entirely against our policy and […]