RIP: Dick Dodd of The Standells, LOUIE of the Week

Dick Dodd, vocalist and drummer for The Standells for their 1966 hit recording “Dirty Water,” has died at the age of 68 years old. He had been admitted to a hospital in Orange Country for stage 4 cancer, where he passed away.

Jonny Whiteside provided an excellent biographical overview of Dick Dodd at LA […]

The FBI Investigation Revisted….

The FBI investigation of LOUIE LOUIE has received a lot of extra attention this week with the recent Smithsonian article on the subject, as summarized by Daily Caller:

What you may not know is that person responsible for setting off the investigation — which, amazingly, lasted two long years — appears to have been […]

The Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover

Matthew Callan uncovers the Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover, and it’s quite an eye-opener….

The FBI’s now infamous probe of “Louie Louie,” the ubiquitous garage rock hit of the early 1960s, was not only one of the weirder chapters in the history of the bureau, but it also had a profound, life-changing […]

Top 10 Controversial Pieces of Music?

I’m glad to see an article on TopTenz.net on “Top 10 Controversial Pieces of Music.”

I’m partial to #6, but nothing new there…

Click here to see what I’m talking about..

Thanks to Clay for spotting this one!

Todd Snider’s Ballad of the Kingsmen – LOUIE of the Week

OK, I lied. There will be a LOUIE of the Week. Someone just sent me a clip of Todd Snider doing his song “The Ballad of the Kingsmen.” This is a funny little song, and there’s snippets of LOUIE LOUIE in this one…

I think I’ll try to make Tuesday the semi-official day of […]

Politics and LOUIE LOUIE

I think I did pretty good this year.

Four years ago, I ran into some problems when I shared some of my political beliefs on this website, which probably wasn’t the best idea of mine, as I try to focus on a more universal appeal with this project. I’ve got friends on all […]

RIP: George Carlin, an honest comedian

As I got home late Sunday night / early Monday morning, I checked my email and got the word that George Carlin had died at the age of 71 years old.

I can think of seven words to describe what I’m feeling about George’s death, and they’re definitely not suitable for broadcast.

Nine years […]

Two LOUIE theatrical productions in NY?? WOW!

There’s not one, but TWO theatrical productions focusing on LOUIE LOUIE coming up real soon….

FIRST.. Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All out) By James Carmichael, directed by Geordie Broadwater opening Sunday, June 1, 2008 Upstairs at the 45th Street Theatre

New York: Babel Theatre Productions (Geordie Broadwater, Artistic Director, Jeremy Blocker, Producing Director […]

RIP: Ruth Wallis, saucy singer-songwriter

Note to all entertainers: Whatever you do, do not die during the last weeks of the month of December. Your death will probably be ignored during all “end-of-year those-who-died” news summaries, as you will have missed the deadline for most of the publications.

As far as I know, Ruth Wallis did not perform the […]

BBC Radio show on LOUIE LOUIE

BBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting a program about LOUIE LOUIE and the F.B.I. Steve Van Zandt of Little Steven’s Underground Garage and The Sopranos will be narrating this thing. This one hour program will be first aired on Tuesday, June 12 at 22:30 pm (UK Time), and can be heard with a Real Player […]