RIP: Jack Ely, original lead singer of the Kingsmen

Jack Ely, the original lead singer on the most popular version ever recorded of the song LOUIE LOUIE, died this week at his home in Oregon.

Jack was a member of the Kingsmen, but he left the band not long after recording the song, and never had the opportunity to rejoin the band after […]

Revisiting the Italian LOUIE Marathon – LOUIE of the Month!!

After the very successful launch of the first Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon that took place a few weeks ago on International LOUIE LOUIE Day, I thought it’d be fun to invite organizer Riccardo Lancioni to share his thoughts on producing this special event.

Usually, every week, I point the LOUIE spotlight at a special […]

This week’s……

This week’s LOUIE has been distracted by way too many unexpected life events over at LOUIE Central.

There will be a LOUIE next week – guaranteed!

Randy King – LOUIE of the Week

This week, my friend Randy King takes the LOUIE LOUIE spotlight!

Randy was one of the musicians that contributed a never-before-shared, 20 year-old LOUIE LOUIE for last week’s Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, which took place on International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

“Any self respecting musician who can play three notes should have a version […]

The Song Remains The Same- Joe Maccoll’s obsession

Our pal Joe Maccoll got some attention for his “LOUIE LOUIE obsession” today, thanks to the website known as Sabotage Times!

The Song Remains The Same (Or Not) – The Legend of ‘Louie Louie’ – Sabotage Times

http://sabotagetimes.com/music/the-song-remains-the-same-or-not-the-legend-of-louie-louie/

Favorite quote? This one cracks me up:

800 copies though? “I know, I know. There is a […]

Pee Wee Herman endorses International LOUIE Day!

From the official Pee Wee Herman webpage today!

http://peewee.com/2015/04/11/celebrate-international-louie-louie-day-today/

THANK YOU, PEE WEE HERMAN!

Alexander Surmont – Italian LOUIE of the Week

With three days before the very FIRST Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, the time was right to share a very cool Italian version of the song, which far as I know, has NEVER been shared publicly!

Alexander Surmont of Belgium provided a magnificent Italian language version of LOUIE LOUIE for the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project […]

The Strangers – “Crab Louie” – LOUIE (Mutant) of the Week

My friend Hawkeye Jose Scott shared this week’s LOUIE…

At long last, my cousin’s novelty 45 from 1959 is now available! The Strangers – Crab Louie (Christy 107)

This is certainly an interesting one, which came out two years after Richard Berry’s original LOUIE LOUIE recording in 1957.

It was originally released on the Cristy […]