RIP: Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller

Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller has passed away. It’s difficult to properly convey the cultural impact this songwriting team has had on 20th Century music, so I won’t even bother. There’s certainly others that can... Read more →

RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe. Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song. Wild Man Fischer, was... Read more →

RIP: Carl Gardner of the Robins & the Coasters

On Sunday, we lost another rock music pioneer. Carl Gardner, founding member of the Robins, which evolved into the Coasters, has passed away. The 83 year old singer died of congestive heart failure. He had battled Alzheimer’s disease... Read more →

Etta James does NOT have Alzheimer’s disease

Last week, there were news articles that mentioned that Etta James was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This afternoon, I did a Google search for “Etta James Alzheimer’s” and noticed there were 36,500 entries for... Read more →

Remembering Those We Lost in 2009

As 2009 can now be considered history, I’d like to pause and reflect on those that we lost last year… First, there’s the artists that were a direct influence on this ongoing LOUIE documentary project… Drake Levin It... Read more →
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