Meet Bob Wayne, of Rhino’s Best of LOUIE LOUIE and Big Daddy

This week, I’d like to introduce the world to someone that was closely involved with the 1983 Rhino record known as THE BEST OF LOUIE LOUIE, a release that was one of the catalysts, along with the KFJC radio marathon, that directly inspired behind this LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. It was the synergy of […]

RIP: Dave McElhatton, San Francisco news anchor

On Monday, we lost Dave McElhatton, a news anchorman for KPIX Channel 5, the San Francisco CBS affiliate. I never met the man, but I’d heard a lot of stories about about a decent human being he was. Dave retired from broadcasting in 2000 after nearly 50 years on the airwaves at KCBS radio […]

Tommy’s Birthday + Over the Hill – LOUIE of the Week

Last week, I mentioned a handful of KFJC personalities that celebrated their birthdays Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Somehow, I neglected to mention a KFJC personality that had their birthday last Friday.

Tommy Predovich, aka “Tommy Toonz” had his day on Friday. Last year, as some of you may remember, I identified Tommy as one […]

Neil Young – a slightly recycled LOUIE of the Week to celebrate five special people!

Thanks to the silly social network known as Facebook, I’ve discovered that five friends of mine are celebrating their birthday this week. Because all five of these friends have a connection to KFJC and the big LOUIE Marathon, I thought I’d give a shout-out to ’em all at once with this little LOUIE of the […]

Kaye Walden- LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m giving a shout-out to my friend Kaye Walden, who recorded a unique version of LOUIE LOUIE.

I’ve known for Kaye for ages, having photographed her old band – 13th Step, something like 20 years ago. She’s a super-talented drummer that’s played with Dinner with the Browns, Apricot Lounge, and some other […]

The Suburban Kids – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week has a lot of different things going for it. FIrst, it’s a rare, semi-unreleased version of the song, which as far as I know was only heard ONCE during the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983.

Second, this version is by The Suburban Kids, the first band […]

More on the KFJC marathon + 50th Anniversary

There’s a few things to note regarding the infamous “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon at KFJC radio.

First, here’s a clip that I borrowed from the KFJC.org website:

This clip is a sampling of some of the local TV news coverage of this August 1983 event.

Second, the Mountain View Voice newspaper recently posted an […]

Marty Preece aka “Max Multi-Track”- LOUIE of the Week

This week, as part of the ongoing LOUIE of the Week series, it’s time to highlight a never-before heard recording of LOUIE LOUIE.

In the early-mid 1980s, right around the time when I began the task of exploring the vast LOUIE universe, Marty Preece was the main audio engineer at KFJC Radio. KFJC, for […]

Mystery LOUIE #377 “Louie Had a Little Lamb?” – LOUIE of the Week

Earlier this year, thanks to the help of my friends in cyberspace, I was able to deduce the identity of a MYSTERY LOUIE from the infamous KFJC “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon. Mystery LOUIE #445 was identified as “York & Toonz,” two KFJC DJ’s.

Let’s see if I can do this again…

Can anyone identify […]

Tex & Horseheads – LOUIE of the Week

It’s time for another rare LOUIE from the E.P. archives!

In the early-mid 1980’s, I was just getting started in the video biz. The LOUIE project began with the help of a local public access channel that allowed me to borrow a big 3 tube video camera with a 3/4″ Umatic portapack. I didn’t […]