Dearly Departed of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we pause to remember those we lost this year. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but merely a list of departed individuals that made an impact on our lives at LouieLouie.net

Tom Ardolino of NRBQ (January 6)

Tom was a musician, music collector, and archivist […]

RIP: Ray Collins of Mothers of Invention / LOUIE of the Week

On Christmas Eve, Ray Collins, original lead singer for Frank Zappa‘s Mothers of Invention, died in Pomona, Calif. He was 76 years old.

Ray Collins began his musical career playing with Little Julian Herrera and the Tigers. When they recorded ‘I Remember Linda’ in the 1950’s, Ray sang high falsetto backing vocals. Shortly after […]

Remembering Rockin’ Robin Roberts – 45 years later

Six years ago, I wrote about Robin Roberts – the first person to record Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE with the rock ‘n’ roll arrangement used by the Kingsmen, Revere & Raiders, the Kinks, Iggy Pop, and countless others…

Robin died a terrible tragic death a few days before Christmas in 1967 in San Mateo – […]

James Henry & Olympics – Sloopy (LOUIE-mutant) of the Week

This week, the LOUIE of the Week spotlight goes out to a song that’s not quite LOUIE, but a close relative of the song… a variation that we in the LOUIE circle would refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant.”

It’s also an extra special tribute to our friend John Thoennes, who just passed away recently. […]

RIP: John W. Thoennes, NW musician + promoter

I’m saddened to report that my friend John Thoennes has passed away. John was a musician from Seaside, Oregon that played with a variety of different bands – Patriot, Washington Merry-Go-Round, the All-American Band, Pretty Face, the Disko Band, and his latest band – Yellow Bird.

I first made contact with John back […]

Martinsville High School Pep Band – LOUIE of Week

This week’s LOUIE is by the Martinsville High School Pep Band, captured on video with a nice little POV perspective from a band member in the horn section! The enthusiasm is contagious!

the best louie louie ever done by the martinsville highschool pep band! subscribe and tell me what ya think! THIS IS THE CRAZY […]

Grateful Dead – LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m backlogged again with more things, and the LOUIE of the Week is late again… so it’s time for an oldie, but goodie…

It’s a band that was loved by Richard Berry.

It’s the Grateful Dead with Brent Mydland on vocals. Here’s a pirate clip on YouTube of the band performing on […]