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, […]

Brother Louie by the Stories – LOUIE of the Week

Just clockwork, it seems like every two months I get an email from someone that wants to know about “a song called LOUIE LOUIE that’s not the Richard Berry song, and it’s sung by someone that they think sounds like Rod Stewart.”

Yup, I get all sorts of emails like that. Just like the emails […]

Yellow Pillow – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we celebrate a LOUIE of the Week that came from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Ladies & Gentlemen, meet Yellow Pillow!

Arnie Fruit Quartet – LOUIE of the Week

A slightly primitive version of the song, enhanced by the dancing of of Ms. Bettie Page?

Why Not? Some things just kind fit together nicely…

Congratulations, Arnie Fruit Quartet! You are the winner of this week’s LOUIE of the Week award!

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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 […]

Louie Armstrong – LOUIE of the Week

This week, while there’s all sorts of coverage of the big celebrity funeral of the guy folks are calling the “Entertainer of the Century,” I thought I’d take the time to acknowledge the man who I think was more worthy of such a title. With no disrespect to Michael, I’d like to take the time […]

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 […]