The Drake Levin Memorial

A few weeks ago, there was a wonderful memorial for Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & the Raiders. Family and friends came together to celebrate the man with beautiful stories, some funny jokes, and wonderful memories. I was asked to videotape the ceremony, and some of these stories were too good to not share, […]

More on Drake Levin

The past week has brought a lot of traffic to the website, with a lot of people paying respect to Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & Raiders that died on July 4th. Here’s a few things I want to share about him:

1) Drake’s widow, Sandra Levin is selling Drake’s original guitar on […]

RIP: Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & Raiders

I just got word that Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & the Raiders, has succumbed to cancer today, passing away at the age of 62 at his home in San Francisco, with his wife Sandra at his side.

I knew that Drake had cancer, and hoped to visit him, but I never […]

Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band (1989 or 1990?)- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is yet another archival rendition of the song. Twenty years ago, before David Letterman moved over to CBS, Paul Shaffer was the musical director for Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. He put out out his very first solo album, which was called “Coast to Coast,” released by […]

Jack Ely & Courtmen in Las Vegas 2008 – LOUIE of the Month

I’ve written about this year’s reunion of Jack Ely & the Courtmen at the The Sand Dollar Blues Room in Las Vegas back in October. The Courtmen was the band that Jack assembled after a court order prohibited him from using the Kingsmen name. As you may or may not know, Jack was the original […]

Pat Mason shares a little story

I’ve been sorting through a lot of videotapes, as I continue to work on this big documentary of mine. If it’s not one thing, it’s another thing that distracts me from the task of making faster progress with the editorial process. Hi8mm videotape, which was the primary format for production of this project during the […]

RIP: Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Cafe

Less than one year after Mark Lindsay‘s Rock & Roll Cafe opened, it closed down.

Here’s the official word from the official website, posted May 12, 2008:

Dear Wonderful Customers,

Sadly, we must reluctantly announce the closure of the Rock n’ Roll Café.

We have greatly appreciated your loyal support.

Sincerely, The Owners

More […]

A Tale of Two Pauls

Here’s a funny little mashing of two completely different public personalities.

Here’s a frame shot of the official website for Paul Revere & the Raiders – Northwest rock and roll, video pioneers, and first successful rock and roll band for Columbia Records, the world’s largest record label of the 1960s.

Now, here’s a […]

LOUIE of the Week – Vintage Paul Revere & Raiders video clip

Today it’s my birthday. It’s Mark Lindsay‘s too. I’m gonna have a good time… I’d like you to dance…

Yes, today is March 9, the birthday for yours truly, the producer/director of the upcoming LOUIE LOUIE documentary, and webmaster/janitor for this little LouieLouie.net website.

March 9 is also the birthday for Mark Lindsay, the […]

The Organization Known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One of the most discussed topics in the rock music community is the organization known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This week, there was an announcement about the latest inductees to this organization – Madonna, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Ventures, and The Dave Clark Five. For the most part, I do […]