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 version of LOUIE LOUIE deemed worthy of greater attention. This week, however, I’m pointing the spotlight to this special LOUIE event, which spawned 23 unique versions and inspired some really wonderful LOUIE enthusiasm all around the world!

Thank you, Riccardo!


A small summary on the first Italian Louie Louie marathon….it has been a blast!

We have been able to broadcast a 24-hour non stop sequence of Louie Louie covers; you can find the details here below in the infographic..


… and our monster tracklist here…
Italian LOUIE Marathon 2015 tracklist

Podcasts covering almost the entire 24 hours are available here…
Italian LOUIE Marathon 2015 Podcasts


I am still shaken by all events happened so I am just summarizing some of the highlights:

● The two live interviews with Eric and Stretch: their friendly and sincerely collaborativate support has boosted our confidence in the success of the event and increased its visibility in the worldwide community of “Louie Louie” supporters, lovers and maniacs.

● The contributions we received from musicians: we got the most diverse musical styles covered, extending the footprint of “Louie Louie” covers with a bit of Italian flavor.

● The radio station staff extended support: everyone has given a contribution to the event, enforced the team spirit and made this a collective success.

● The increased knowledge of “Louie Louie” story and mythology: a new generation of Italian twenty-somethings is now conscious and happily part of the “Louie” legacy. They will be carrying the torch for future generations.

An enormous series of kudos for everyone who shared a thought, a listen, a word of support for this event.

We are starting to think what we can do bigger and better and broader for next year. Stay tuned for updates and rest ensured we are going to “give it to them right now” for years to come!

A couple of videos:

First take of “Louie Louie” by the amazing Ormeradio Kazoo Orchestra, shot during the first Italian Louie Louie Marathon, hosted by Ormeradio on April 11th, 2015…no rehearsals involved.

Giulia Pratelli and her ukulele play “Louie Louie” live in studio during the first Italian Louie Louie Marathon, hosted by Ormeradio on April 11th, 2015.


Riccardo and the whole Ormeradio wild bunch (


I had a little bit of a problem downloading the podcasts from the ormeradio website, but I was able to download every podcast from the show via the iTunes interface…. Your results may vary, and you do have some good options available…

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