Jim Phelps & the Clandestones (KALX premiere) – LOUIE of the Week

Today, in celebration of International LOUIE LOUIE Day, we’re sharing a very special recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Jim Phelps & the Clandestones that had a special world premiere at the 1984 LOUIE marathon that took place at KALX Radio in Berkeley, California.

Last year, I was fortunate to receive some of the […]

Happy International LOUIE LOUIE Day! (Richard Berry birthday!)

Today is International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

Here’s some images to help celebrate this very special event, which would have been Richard Berry‘s 82nd birthday today!

For more details about the origins of this special day, be sure to check out a comic strip created to explain this very event…

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Calamity Jeanne, the Pocket Orchestra – LOUIE of the Week

Last week, Orme Radio of Italy celebrated International LOUIE LOUIE Day with a lively 90 minute special!

They closed the show with a wonderful LOUIE I’d never heard before – a French band known as Calamity Jeanne, the Pocket Orchestra. Here’s a little description they provided of themselves, translated by the Google Language Tools […]

RIP: David Peel, folk-punk singer; LOUIE of the Week

My old friend David Peel died a few days ago.

Believe it or not, he actually had a connection to this LOUIE project.

Years ago, before I ever even thought about LOUIE LOUIE and this documentary project, I wound up working with David Peel.

In 1982, I lived briefly in New York City. […]

Countdown to LOUIE LOUIE Day….

Six days from now, many of us shall be celebrating International LOUIE LOUIE Day! This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the song, which was conceived by Richard Berry in 1955 (Harmony Park Ballroom, Anaheim, CA), but “given birth” with the first unveiling of the song in April 1957, when Flip Records released […]

LOUIE documentary status – April 2016

Happy International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared any status updates on the LOUIE documentary, so here’s a little rundown of what’s been going on…

FIRST of all, the film is still being assembled. Most of the principal photography has been completed, but there are still a few interviews we’re hoping […]

Revisiting the Italian LOUIE Marathon – LOUIE of the Month!!

After the very successful launch of the first Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon that took place a few weeks ago on International LOUIE LOUIE Day, I thought it’d be fun to invite organizer Riccardo Lancioni to share his thoughts on producing this special event.

Usually, every week, I point the LOUIE spotlight at a special […]

Randy King – LOUIE of the Week

This week, my friend Randy King takes the LOUIE LOUIE spotlight!

Randy was one of the musicians that contributed a never-before-shared, 20 year-old LOUIE LOUIE for last week’s Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, which took place on International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

“Any self respecting musician who can play three notes should have a version […]

The Song Remains The Same- Joe Maccoll’s obsession

Our pal Joe Maccoll got some attention for his “LOUIE LOUIE obsession” today, thanks to the website known as Sabotage Times!

The Song Remains The Same (Or Not) – The Legend of ‘Louie Louie’ – Sabotage Times

http://sabotagetimes.com/music/the-song-remains-the-same-or-not-the-legend-of-louie-louie/

Favorite quote? This one cracks me up:

800 copies though? “I know, I know. There is a […]

Pee Wee Herman endorses International LOUIE Day!

From the official Pee Wee Herman webpage today!

http://peewee.com/2015/04/11/celebrate-international-louie-louie-day-today/

THANK YOU, PEE WEE HERMAN!