LOUIE Micro-Mentions #1 (Don Imus, John Fogerty, Frank Zappa)

It’s time to make note of a special category of LOUIE moments.

LOUIE Micro-Mentions“- is the special type of moment when the song LOUIE LOUIE is mentioned, but not performed.

We’ll start off with these three Micro-Mentions…

1) Don Imus, the controversial disk jockey that recently passed away last month, released a LOUIE-related 45 in 1964.

As our friend Clark Besch pointed out, “The Boogala,” the B-side of “I’m A Hot Rodder” by Jay Jay Imus and Freddy Ford (Don Imus and his brother Fred), mentions LOUIE in the opening.


https://youtu.be/qrEsWlwz9Ng

2) On the October 19, 2015 episode of Conan O’Brien‘s TBS show, John Fogerty was asked to sing “a little something” with a guitar that was conveniently placed near Conan’s interview couch.

“What would you like, a little LOUIE LOUIE?” Fogerty asked, but didn’t play. (Conan wanted a Forgerty song)

Thanks to Len Sarfati for sharing this one!


https://youtu.be/qJUxdhbxqfg

3) Frank Zappa asks “Do you want Grace Slick to sing LOUIE LOUIE?” at a Zappa & Mothers of Invention late show November 14, 1970 at the Fillmore East, New York City. (05:29)


https://youtu.be/lDRUvpDmsyQ

More to come….

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