Portland’s LOUIE LOUIE Sing-a-Long – LOUIE of the Week

This sounds like a great event in Portland! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend it!

OregonLive.com reported on this event:

Thursday night rush hour in downtown Portland came with its own rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack at the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street.

Hundreds gathered on the steps […]

The World’s Largest LOUIE LOUIE Sing-A-Long ? (Portland, OR)

I found this one on Facebook…

The official webpage for this event provides more details…

The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long Thursday, June 25th 5:30PM-6:30PM Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave

On Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm-6:30pm Know Your City(KYC) will host The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long, an event to promote the […]

Pete Townshend & The Clash – Lost LOUIE of the Week

Today we launch a brand-new variation in the “LOUIE of the Week” department!

The “Lost LOUIE of the Week” is a celebration of legendary versions of THE SONG that were witnessed, but never recorded… (as far as we’ve been able to figure out)!

Here’s the very FIRST “Lost Louie of the Week,” courtesy by my […]

Box Office Poison – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is by a band known as Box Office Poison.

Apparently, this version of the classic Louie Louie was voted best version of the song by listeners of XFM radio. It was featured on the Box Office Poison EP entitled “Think for Yourself,” which is available on CD and digital download.

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RIP: Gary Abbott, drummer with Kingsmen

Here’s something I just found out about. Gary Abbott, the second drummer with the Kingsmen, passed away recently.

Gary had a short run with the Kingsmen. He joined the band sometime after LOUIE LOUIE vocalist / guitarist Jack Ely and bassist Bob Nordby quit the band on August 16, 1963. There was a big […]

Mississippi Fred McDowell plays “Louise” – LOUIE relative of the Week

This week, the LOUIE REPORT shares a clip of Mississippi Fred McDowell performing “Louise.”

It’s not LOUIE, but it is a LOUIE relative!

Have a fine weekend, y’all…..!!

https://youtu.be/JU_UJwN3WnE

Flash from past – 1977 news tidbit on Kingsmen members

Once upon a time, there were three guys from the Kingsmen that started another band….

Rolling Stones “Hang On Sloopy” – LOUIE mutant of the Week

Here’s a special treat for my Hoosier friends!

“Hang On Sloopy” is a close relative of LOUIE LOUIE. We haven’t quite figured out the best way to define the bloodline but there’s a connection that cannot be denied – three chords, a catchy groove and a dedicated group of supporters anxious to embrace it […]