RIP: Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek actor, musician, multi-talented human)

On Friday as I began my day checking email and info feeds via social media, I was alerted to the sad news of the loss of legendary actor Leonard Nimoy.

One of the first things I saw was the Facebook posting of George Takei, a fellow Star Trek alumni.

I saw a […]

RIP: Kim Fowley, co-producer of Richard Berry post-LOUIE songs

Kim Fowley, the legendary Hollywood huckster, eccentric music producer, singer-songwriter, Svengali music biz mastermind, and author of the autobiography “Lord of Garbage,” has died at the age of 75 years old.

Kim Fowley lived an extremely vivid life filled with incredible stories with a multitude of people in the entertainment industry.

About a year […]

MORE on Paul Revere….

As the week comes to a close, we’re still thinking about Paul Revere, and we’re glad to see a lot of attention paid to this legacy. Paul was a biggie when it came to shining stars in the LOUIE LOUIE universe, as well as one of the most successful musicians to emerge Pacific Northwest […]

RIP: Paul Revere, rock ‘n’ roll legend – LOUIE of the Week

Very sad news in the rock ‘n’ roll universe with the passing of our friend Paul Revere.

My friend Phil “Fang” Volk sent me this sad news on Saturday night:

Dear Friends,

Very sad news…Paul Revere passed away today at 2:45pm surrounded by his wife and a few close relatives and friends. He died […]

Paul Revere – Steppin’ Out

You might have heard the latest info about Paul Revere…..

Pollstar broke the news on Friday, August 8th with the Headline “Paul Revere Ends His Ride”

Having led The Raiders for five decades, Paul Revere announces he is hanging up his tri-corner hat but his band will keep on rocking.

Today’s announcement states that […]

The 2013 Portland Plaque

My friend Wm. Christman, a KFJC Max LOUIE alumni, just sent me this photo from Portland, Oregon. This is the new plaque at the location where the Kingsmen recorded their version of LOUIE LOUIE back in 1963. There was a big ceremony for this plaque in September last year, and my friend Cindy Lindahl, […]

The Portland LOUIE celebration of September 2013 – the Lindahl report

Today, I am honored to have a very special guest blogger – my friend Cindy Lindahl, whose father engineered the original LOUIE LOUIE recordings by The Kingsmen and Paul Revere & the Raiders!

I knew when I saw the announcement that I had to attend: ‘Louie, Louie Celebration in Portland Begins September 5th.”

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Best wishes for Paul Revere!

An article posted at Examiner.com yesterday:

Classic rock’s Paul Revere flooded with well wishes and prayers for good health

On August 13, 2013, Facebook trended strongly for bandleader and music icon Paul Revere, as longtime fans and new visitors alike flocked to Revere’s “Paul Revere and the Raiders” Facebook page to express their thoughts, […]

Hail Hail Kim Fowley! (LOUIE of the Week)

Last week, I had an opportunity to meet and shoot an interview with Kim Fowley for the long-awaited documentary on the song LOUIE LOUIE. Kim worked with Richard Berry in early 1960’s – after Richard made his original LOUIE recording of 1957, but before the Kingsmen made their iconic hit recording of the song. […]

Benedict Arnold & the Traitors w/ Mark Lindsay- LOUIE of the Week

A little over a month ago, UGLY THINGS magazine had a big 30th Anniversary party that lasted three days in San Diego, CA. There was a lot of music at this event – Glenn Campbell of the Misunderstood, Johnny Echols of LOVE, Ebbot Lundberg of the Soundtrack of Our Lives, the Nashville Ramblers, the […]