Rare Kingsmen image – a tease and a plea!

The Kingsmen - September 1961

Here’s a rare little photo you’ll never see anywhere else – the original Kingsmen performing on television in September 1961, two years before they ever released their version of LOUIE LOUIE. They were doing a live TV commercial on KOIN TV in Portland, Oregon, advertising “Hood River Combo” – an orange flavored fruit drink. This image is courtesy of Lynn Easton, one of the co-founders of The Kingsmen.

Here’s my plea – I’m hoping SOMEBODY out there has a kineoscope of this commercial, or any other commercials advertising “Hood River Combo.” If you have a film, videotape, or even more images, please please please ….. drop me a line.

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