The OTHER Special Day of Celebration

In the last posting, I mentioned the movement to bring greater awareness to the INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY. I think it’s only right that I acknowledge the other very important day of celebration. Blame Mark Evanier for keeping this... Read more →

LLAMAS & International LOUIE LOUIE Day

Here’s information about a group that was recently formed at the LOUIE LOUIE Party Yahoo Group. You may already be a member! The LOUIE LOUIE Advocacy and Music Appreciation Society (LLAMAS) was formed in early 2007 by a group of... Read more →

Jolly Green Giant video

Here’s a fun little fan-created video of the Kingsmen‘s other hit record – “Jolly Green Giant,” with a tip of the hat to Dave Hartwig who sent me the link. EXTRA BIT OF TRIVIA: Dave Hartwig IS the “Barry... Read more →

Rare Kingsmen image – a tease and a plea!

Here’s a rare little photo you’ll never see anywhere else – the original Kingsmen performing on television in September 1961, two years before they ever released their version of LOUIE LOUIE. They were doing a live TV commercial... Read more →

Another NEW version of LOUIE LOUIE – Mall Security

Over at the LOUIE LOUIE PARTY at Yahoo, we are honored to have a new member. Here’s his introduction: When I was in high school, my garage band Mall Security recorded a version of the song. Our cover version is posted at: Welcome... Read more →

Whole lotta LOUIE!

My friend Mike Hintze discovered a whole bunch of LOUIE LOUIEs on the web, and posted his finding at the LOUIE PARTY. Because there’s such a wealth of information in his entry, I’ve decided to recycle Mike’s words at the... Read more →

Tragedy for ? & the Mysterians

This was sent to me from my pal Stretch: I’m sorry to bother you, but a emergency has just come up. ? & The Mysterians, (“96 Tears” fame)has had a HUGE tragedy, We need to get the word out to fans and friends. This past... Read more →

What a week!

It’s been a busy week over at LOUIE Central. I wish I could say I was spending more time on production of the documentary, but there have been a variety of distractions. Mold and mildew were an unexpected diversion this week. I discovered... Read more →

Remembering the Evergreen Ballroom

Sometimes, I get lucky on the internet. I’ve been trying to find more images from the Evergreen Ballroom of Olympia, Washington for quite a few years now. Sam Carlson created a nice webpage about this place at his site.... Read more →

Music for Half-Assed Friends

Over the weekend, I visited one of my favorite record stores where I found a funny album cover that I decided I must own. Apparently, “Music for Half-Assed Friends” was an album cover released without any actual vinyl platter... Read more →
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