The Latest List of All Known Versions of LOUIE LOUIE

With the beginning of the new year, we thought this would be a good time to acknowledge the latest efforts to answer the question “How many versions of LOUIE LOUIE are there, anyways?”

Our friend Clay Stabler has created a special Wikipedia page to answer that very question.

“Making progress on the LL discography on Wikipedia, but am finding more than I bargained for. Currently at 2300 entries with another 550+ yet to be added from YouTube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, ReverbNation, Soundclick, etc. Looks like the total will be well north of 2850. With the inevitable additions over the next few years, I predict 3000 versions in the near future.”

This has been quite an undertaking. Clay’s discography Wikipedia page has included the initial LOUIE discography by Jeff Stretch Riedle + Doc Pelzel that was included in Dave Marsh’s 1993 book; the KFJC log sheets + air checks from the 1983 Maximum LOUIE LOUIE event; Theo de Grood’s LOUIE Pages website; Mike Hintze’s multiple lists at louielouieweb; Andy Martello’s webpage; the Orme Radio Italian LL Marathon playlist; Real Music Club Radio Show playlists; Discogs; Allmusic; 45catcom pages;IMDb and various other sources as well as the EP’s Almost-Complete LL Discography from these LouieLouie.net pages.

It should be noted that the Wikipedia is a limited online database, where brevity is the norm. A comprehensive online LOUIE database featuring expanded information, graphics and links is still in the planning stage.

This is very much a work in progress to be continued…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Louie_discography

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the recycled cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE shared by our friend Clay Stabler originally over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme.

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On the 5th day of Christmas — a fine version by Kelly Melvin. Sounds a bit like Green Day!


https://soundcloud.com/kellymelvin/louie-louie

On the 6th day of Christmas — Greek hip hop LL by Dynasis (with Richard Berry remix intro). We’ve come a long way since 1957.

https://www.reverbnation.com/%CE%94%CE%A5%CE%9D%CE%91%CE%A3%CE%99%CE%A3/song/11361330-dynasisloui-loui

On the 7th day of Christmas — Shuffle dancers! LL soundtrack by Cid Pleasant & The Buckaroos.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYMq7gB4isw

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For the updated list and even more very special LOUIE tidbits, please visit the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/68073899480/

RIP: Neil Innes, music/comedy genius of Rutles, Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Band

Devastated.

One month after receiving handwritten lyrics from Neil Innes, and writing about his misadventures with Pledge Music on my LL blog, he passes away.

Very saddened by his passing, but feeling so very grateful that I saw him perform three times – a Rutles reunion at BeatleFest in Los Angeles, and two solo shows in San Francisco.

A gracious and talented music/comedy genius that will be be missed.

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 1




This week, our friend Clay Stabler shared a handful of cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme.



Here’s an overview of Clay’s first four…

On the 1st day of Christmas — Louie Louie as a power ballad by Ben Caruso/Desire:


https://youtu.be/3vZouxYDdm0

On the 2nd day of Christmas — LL with latin flavor by Brave Combo:

https://www.reverbnation.com/bravecombo/song/1628248-louie-louie

On the 3rd day of Christmas — LL guitar instrumental by Jason Neubauer:

https://www.reverbnation.com/jasonneubauer/song/20125687-louie-louie-instrumental-cover

On the 4th day of Christmas — LL Pink Floyd homage by Richard Grosser. Interesting but impossible to dance to!

https://soundcloud.com/grosserr/louie-louie

For the updated list and even more very special LOUIE tidbits, please visit the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/68073899480/

Happy Holidays w/ vintage Johnny Flamingo Christmas PSA song

It’s that time of the year again.

We’re celebrating the holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Festivus and all the other assorted December festivities as we come to the close of 2019, while preparing ourselves for the new year.

For many of us, it’s also a special time to remember lost loved ones.

With all the holiday music being played this time of the year, we thought we’d use this time to share a somewhat obscure holiday song written and sang by Johnny Flamingo, aka Melvin Broxton, a dear friend of LOUIE songwriter Richard Berry.

We’re also using this opportunity to share a discovered a previously unreleased photo of Johnny Flamingo taken by our friend Paula Berry-Wiwuga, who actually met Richard via Johnny.

This song is called “Drive Slow,” which was originally released in December 1963 as a 45 single on the Whirlybird Records ‎label.

It’s also a timeless public service announcement well worth sharing – PLEASE don’t drink and drive!

Will you be …
Will you be …
Here with Christmas time ?
Girl, I want you here when Christmas comes..
So we can be together to join the fun.
With all your office parties during the holidays..
You need to remember what I’ll always say..
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
and if you’re going to drink, don’t drive.
Don’t drink.. Oh no.. (drive slow) …
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
And darling, keep yourself alive.
You know I want you here to greet the new year in…
We’ll laugh and dance with all our friends..
Please don’t be in a hospital bed..
With your head in pain or with a broken leg.
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
Baby, take care of yourself.. (don’t drink).
Oh yeah… (drive slow)…
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
And I’ll kiss you when the clock strikes 12.
Yeah… yeah… yeah… yeah..

Well, Christmas comes but once a year…
To spread it’s warmth and all it’s cheer…
Don’t forget that I love you so.
And I want to kiss you darling ‘neath the mistletoe.
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
Baby, just take your time… (don’t drink)..
Oh yeah… (drive slow)…
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
Cause the life you save is going to be mine.
One more time… Drive slow… (drive slow)…
Baby, take care of yourself.. (drive slow).
Oh yeah… (drive slow)…
Drive slow… (drive slow)…
Cause I want to see you here next year
Remember what the sign said…
(Drive slow)… Hey hey.. (drive slow)…
Whoa whoa.. (drive slow)…

(Melvin Broxton/ BMI)

REFERENCE LINK:
Wikipedia – Johnny Flamingo

RIP: Dorothy Berry, high school sweetheart + first wife of Richard

I’m saddened to report that Dorothy Berry (Durr), high school sweetheart and first wife of Richard Berry, passed away on Friday, December 20th. She suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and died at the age of 79 years old.

Dorothy met Richard Berry during her time at Jefferson High School (Los Angeles) during the mid-1950’s. She was part of the high school a cappella choir group, and Richard was a recording artist that was often invited by his old music teacher Larry Larson to visit his alma matter. Dorothy caught Richard’s eye, and he decided he wanted to get to know her better, which led to their courtship and eventual marriage.

Dorothy was dating Richard when he wrote the song LOUIE LOUIE. As they both described that moment for the documentary project, Richard was a regular singer that appeared every Sunday night with the Rillera Brothers’ Rhythm Rockers when they performed at the Harmony Park Ballroom in Anaheim, California in 1955. Richard overheard the Rhythm Rockers perform a catchy little song known as “El Loco Cha Cha,” and he decided he wanted to borrow the musical hook from that particular song to create a brand new song that he would call “LOUIE LOUIE.”

Two years later, right before the song was about to be unleashed to the public, Richard and Dorothy were about to get married, and Richard decided to sell the song to pay for a proper wedding ring for his sweetheart. The publishing rights of LOUIE LOUIE and three other songs were sold for $750, which seemed like a pretty good deal time at the time. Two weeks after the wedding, “LOUIE LOUIE” was released as the B-side of “You Are My Sunshine” on the Flip Records label in April 1957.

Of course, at that point in time, nobody had any idea just how successful this song would be.

Richard and Berry were married for ten years, and had two children together.

With encouragement from her husband, Dorothy also become a professional musician, releasing a variety of different records as a solo artist, as well as doing a lot of backup vocals for productions produced by Phil Spector, David Gates, H.B. Barnum, and Gary Paxton, among others.

In 1968, she started working with Ray Charles, providing harmony vocals for various productions, as well as recordings as a solo artist for Brother Ray’s Tangerine Records label. In 1971, she joined up as a member of Ray’s Raelettes, playing music all over the globe for over 10 years.

Sometime in the early 1980s, Dorothy decided she had spent enough time on the road and retired from the Ray Charles band. After one particular tour in the Middle East, where she witnessed the consequences of war in Lebanon, Dorothy came home to America, shaken by what she had seen. Horrified by the ravages of war, Dorothy wrote a song she called “The World Needs Peace.”

As I wrote in a previous blog post, she turned to her dear friend, ex-husband Richard Berry to help with recording this song. Richard loved the song, and agreed to sing it with her as a duet. The song was released as a 45 single that somehow got ignored by radio stations, and languished in obscurity. A few years later, Richard re-recorded the song as “What We Need,” releasing it as one of three songs on a gospel 12″ record on the Blessed label. On this version of the song, all six of Richard’s children provided back-up harmony vocals.

Here’s the original version of that song…

Here’s a YouTube clip for Dorothy’s most popular solo recording – “You’re So Fine,” which came out as a single on the Challenge record label in 1963. This song was written by Lance Finney, Robert West and Willie Schofield.

.. and here’s the flip side for that recording “Cryin’ On My Pillow,” written by David Gates.

Here’s a cute little number I really like – “I Say You’re Driving Me Crazy,” written by H.B. Barnum and released by Little Star Records in 1962.

Here’s a recording Dorothy did for Ray Charles’ record label. It’s a song called “Falling In Love All Over Again,” written by Jackie DeShannon and Jimmy Holiday.

Here’s a clip of Dorothy singing with Ray Charles and the Raelettes on the Dick Cavett Show on September 18, 1972. (She’s on the left side, wearing a blue dress)

Here’s a song that Richard wrote specifically for Dorothy – “Pretty Brown Eyes.”

Lastly, here’s a clip I shared in 2012, featuring Dorothy, her children, Pamela and Richard Marcel Berry (II), and her grandson Richard D’Juan Berry (III). Dorothy is singing with Pamela, Richard Marcel is playing bass, and Richard D’Juan is playing keyboards. The unseen drummer is Donto James, son-in-law of Richard Berry, and son of Etta James. The man with the black hat is Lucky Otis, grandson of Johnny Otis. Lucky Lloyd is the guitar player, and the male background singer is someone named Daryl, who sings with the Medallions. This performance took place on May 20th at A-Mi Hacienda in Pico Rivera, CA.

I was hoping to see Dorothy do another performance, but unfortunately, it was not meant to be. This might have been her last public public performance.

Dorothy Berry never had a proper compilation of her solo musical productions, but she is featured on the covers of two prominent CDs released by Ace Records.

Keep A Hold On Him! More Garpax Girls – “More fabulous 60s femmes from the stable of producer Gary S Paxton”

Yama Yama! The Modern Recordings 1954-1956 – This is a collection of songs Richard Berry released when he was recording for the Bihari Brothers recording empire. The cover of this collection features the only existing photograph from the wedding of Dorothy and Richard.

My heart goes out to Dorothy’s family. I’m grateful for all the memories she shared, and am so very sorry to hear of her passing.

Rest in peace, Dorothy Berry.

Reference Links
LOUIE REPORT – Dorothy Berry – the World Needs Peace
LOUIE REPORT -Berry Family 2012- LOUIE of the Week
Ace Records – Keep A Hold On Him! More Garpax Girls
Ace Records – Yama Yama! The Modern Recordings 1954-1956
Discogs – the Dorothy Berry discography (a work in progress / incomplete)

RIP: Roy Loney, founding member of Flamin’ Groovies

Last week, we lost a dear friend.

Roy Loney, a founding member of the Flamin’ Groovies, died on Friday the 13th of December. He passed away at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center Davis Campus. As noted in the SF Chronicle, the cause of death was severe organ failure, according to Vivian Altmann, his longtime lady friend, who acknowledged “Roy was born on a Friday the 13th and he died on a Friday the 13th. That is a very rockin’ thing to do.”

It took us a full week to write this post.

Roy was someone that we shared a solid friendship with that lasted multiple decades. it wasn’t that long ago that we all commemorated the passing of our mutual friend Ken Kaffke, as we all shared some serious affection for the “good stuff” – EC Comics, monster movies and MAD magazine. Roy was a part of our tribe, and a trusted consultant for this documentary project.

It goes without saying that this news hit close to home. Not seeing Roy around town is going to feel odd.

Today, we’re going to share a special video to honor our dear friend. Hot off the griddle, here’s a special tribute to Roy from the LOUIE team..

Here’s a couple of other Roy-isms we want to share..


George Alexander, founding member of Flamin’ Groovies shared these memories of Ro on his Facebook wall:

Roy Loney’s passing is a blow to my heart. We had such good times together back in the 60’s. We first met each other in high school. As a folk music duo, he and another classmate, Tim Lynch, performed there at rallies. Roy was also an actor in the school plays. He and Timmy campaigned for me when I ran for school president our senior year, which I lost to the school jock. I had an interest in folk music, which was big at that time, so I asked Roy to help me learn to play guitar. When I went over to his house for a lesson on one occasion, he said to me…” I want to start a rock and roll band. I’m gonna be the lead singer, Tim will play rhythm guitar. We’re gonna need a lead guitar, bass and a drummer.” I didn’t want to lug around a drum set and lead guitar was too daunting, so I asked if I could join and play bass. After all, it was just four strings! Later on by chance I ran into Cyril Jordan who said he played lead guitar, so after I told Roy, we invited him to Timmy’s house where we jammed to all the hit songs we knew from that period. Cyril was in…and he said he had a friend, Ron Greco, who he jammed with that played drums. We started hanging out in Greco’s garage and soon after we became a band Roy named the Chosen Few. We had issues with Ron’s drumming and eventually replaced him with Danny Mihm, an outstanding drummer, and then Roy came up with a new name for our band…the Flamin Groovies. It was then that we took the leap of creating original songs. I was amazed at how quickly we became more and more competent as musicians. Roy was an awesome lyricist. But I think one of the most impactful occurrences during that time was when I introduced everybody to “MaryJane”! The first time Roy smoked a joint, he fell over a couch and succumbed to hysterical laughter. He couldn’t stop and neither could we in response to his reaction. His jaw was locked, even when he had finally stopped laughing and that of course started a new round of laughter. From that point on, if there was one thing we wanted out of being in a band, reflected in our music, was for everybody to have a good time. We were hedonists, which embodied much of the spirit of the counterculture in San Francisco back then. We were serious about having fun. My fondest memories of Roy come to mind from these bygone days of yore. Living our lives more fully than we had ever imagined before.


Chris Wilson, who became lead singer with Flamin’ Groovies after Roy left, also shared his memories on Facebook:

I first met Roy in 1971 on the road with Dan Hicks,The Groovies and Loose Gravel , Roy and I didn’t really want to like each other , but we wound up quite liking each other anyway.Soon after these shows in the mid west, I was leaving Loose Gravel due to being black- balled by Bill Graham, and Roy left the Groovies .On the eve of me decamping Loose Gravel , Cyril, Danny and George came over to my digs and asked if I would join the Groovies .I liked the band very much but was sad to hear Roy had left, so I agreed. We went on to go to record in Britain and Roy left music to do some stage acting .He was very talented and he was very good at it, but he craved being back n Rock and Roll, so he started The Phantom Movers with Larry Lea and later, Danny and James (Ferrell).They were a great, tight band , with a lot of great songs and made some classic records.Over the years Roy and I met up occasionally in Europe, he with his various bands and I in whatever band I happened to be in, and we would have a meal and a bevy and chat away about anything and everything. Roy was especially knowledgeable about old films and we were both partial , we found, to the over the top, “Grand Guignol films of Britain’s greatest ham , Tod Slaughter, and we had a lot of laughs.The last time we were on the road together a couple of years ago , we had a great time, and the fan’s reactions to seeing Roy was wonderful to see , and I know it pleased him greatly. I am still trying to come to terms with his passing on, and I will miss his sense of humour and his infectious laugh a great deal.I will miss him, and I pray he is at peace.R.I.P. Roy, The boy whose operating speed was always “A Hundred Miles An Hour !

Our friend Tom Sagehorn also provided some wonderful memories of Roy….

We wandered into S.F. on Broadway to check out Mabuhay Gardens in the late 70’s, and saw Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers….they just tore up the place. Ironically, Roy and the Phantom Movers were the opening band this night- and they absolutely blew our minds! It was such a treat to have this group be our first music experience at the fabulous Mabuhay Gardens. Roy Loney was amazing, running back and forth across the stage like a wired rock & roll maniac. The band was tight, and I can still remember talking to my friends about how ironic it was that Roy & the Movers were opening for 2 other bands. This night the best band started the festivities, and undoubtedly it wasn’t the last time that Roy Loney and his band blew away the top billed group. Kudos to Roy for being the king in the ring, a true unheralded legend. He was always nice to the fans, truly a class act. It was always a treat to go to Jack’s records and hear the amazing historic stories from the lips of the Great Roy Loney……just a huge loss for the Rock & Roll world. Everybody can take solace in the fact that Mike Wilhelm and Roy Loney are together in Rock & Roll heaven now. Thank you Roy for the great music and memories. Rest in Peace.

.. and a follow-up..

Roy Loney worked at Jack’s Records in S.F. for years. Since Jack’s specialized in 78’s, I mentioned to Roy during a visit that my dad had a 78 rpm record made while playing in S.F.’s Lowell High School marching band (in the late 1930’s). It was my father playing “Ave Maria” on his old silver trombone. Without any prompting, Roy volunteered to bump the 78 over to cassette. I dutifully went back to my place 30 miles south of S.F. and returned with the 78, and Roy did me the huge favor of transcribing it to cassette. When my Dad was presented the cdr that was bumped from the tape Roy recorded, he was emotionally overwhelmed. An old friend did custom artwork that included a picture from Dad’s Lowell high school yearbook which showed my dad walking down the hall at school with one of his old buddies….. A huge Flamin’ Groovies fan (Eric Predoehl) did the final touches by bumping the tape to CD-R for me. This was the kind of person Roy Loney was-polite to the fans, and thoughtful in a rare kind of “groovy” way. The amazing story of Roy’s generosity in helping preserve and showcase my father’s song on that 78 rpm record is something I will never forget. When Roy and the Phantom Movers played with the Flamin’ Groovies last year at the chapel in S.F. -he let us have my picture taken with him. Going home after the show, I realized that I totally forgot to thank Roy for taping that 78 for me…….Cripes!! This posting is the closest thing to actually thanking him…..
Thanks for the fantastic musical contributions Roy!
Thanks for being the humble and kind person you were – a true rock & roll legend.
Rest In Peace Roy Loney, give my regards to Mike Wilhelm in Rock & Roll Heaven too!

Here’s a rarely-seen 1991 clip we shot of Roy singing with his pal Cyril, backed by the Sneetches at the DNA Lounge, San Francisco.

Following by a more recent clip of Roy in Oakland with the Phantom Movers in 2014..

.. and a cool photo of Roy Loney during his last European tour with the Flamin’ Groovies, taken by Alberto Morant, shared on Facebook and other places..

Rest in peace, Roy. We’re definitely gonna miss ya.

ERIC PREDOEHL and JESSE BLOCK
(the LOUIE team)

REFERENCE LINKS:
SF Chronicle – Roy Loney, dynamic frontman for SF’s Flamin’ Groovies, dies at 73
CBS Local – Iconic Flamin’ Groovies Singer Roy Loney Dies At 73
Rolling Stone – Flamin’ Groovies Singer Roy Loney Dead at 73

RIP: René Auberjonois, Star Trek actor

Actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

The New York-born Auberjonois began his career in the theatre in the 1960s, and made his feature film debut in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H. in 1970, portraying the character of Father Mulcahy.

Auberjonois would go on to become a prolific character actor, enjoying starring roles in the TV series Benson, Boston Legal and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which he portrayed the shape-shifting head of security known as Odo.

It was in that TV show where his character referenced the song LOUIE LOUIE, as noted 10 months ago in a post entitled “LOUIE on TV – part 2.”

Today, we recycle this portion of that post to pay tribute to Mr. Auberjonois.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (syndicated)
Season 3 / episode 14 / 1995-02-06

“Heart of Stone”

There’s no LOUIE performance, but the song is discussed in this TV show moment.

In this episode, Odo (René Auberjonois) and Major Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) travel to a moon in the Badlands as they try to track down a Maquis vessel. They wind up in a small cave, where Kira’s foot is caught in an expanding crystal mass, and it appears her foot cannot be removed from this thing.


24:34 – Odo discusses with Nana the idea of LOUIE LOUIE as a therapeutic sea chanty, and somewhere in this conversation, they discover they are both in love with each other.

On Wikipedia, there’s some solid information about the backstory on this particular episode:

The idea of having a character trapped was taken from the Ken Kesey novel “Sometimes a Great Notion” in which a character is trapped under a log and drowned by rising water. (Co-Screenwriter Ira Steven) Behr described the same scene in the 1971 film as “a great scene in a not so great movie”.The episode was intended to be low budget, but heavy on characterization.

At one point it was intended for Odo to sing the 1955 Richard Berry song “Louie Louie”, which the character described as a sea shanty, but producers couldn’t acquire the rights in time.

Full details on this particular back story can be found in Terry Erdmann‘s 2000 book – “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion.”

Neil Innes and the PledgeMusic fiasco

This post has very little to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but it does address a terrible situation that occurred with a rocker we’re quite fond of.

Neil Innes is a brilliant singer-songwriter that created quite a few wonderful, iconic songs over the course of five decades. Sadly, he’s had to deal with some ugly headaches in the music biz. He lost the copyrights to the initial music he wrote as a member of the Rutles when the administrators of the Beatles songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney sued him for plagiarism. Even though he was often considered a “seventh member” of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus, with all the various songs he’s written for the comedy troupe, he had to fight to receive royalties from the Spamalot stage show. Recently, his old Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, made the news when it was discovered the surviving band members had to fight to stop a former promoter from holding their trademark hostage.

You’d think with all the legal nightmares he’s had to endure, it shouldn’t have been a problem for him to utilize a very popular music crowdfunding website to finance his latest musical endeavor… but unfortunately, Neil ran into yet another music biz nightmare when he used Pledge Music.

Neil’s wife Yvonne shared an update on his website:

Monday, 28th October 2019 in Noticeboard.

A message from Yvonne to Neil’s fabulous fans
You will be pleased to hear that I have now worked my way through the names of all the fans who originally Pledged money for the new CD then, when Pledge went belly-up owing all of us a lot of money, re-donated to our GoFundMe account. Thanks to your generosity the CD was finished and your CDs will be sent out this week.

Thanks are also due to many generous people who just wanted to donate to GoFundMe to help with the production of the CD, and we are so grateful for their help. However there might be some people who thought they were actually ordering a CD with their donations. GoFundMe does not give out donor information, like addresses, so if you were one of those please send your name and address to the following email address so we can get the CDs to you – yvonne at yvonneinnes.com

I am hoping that people who lost money when Pledge collapsed, realised that we lost a lot more and have had to rely on people re-donating to GoFundMe in order to get the CD finished. We did advertise this widely but If you did not manage to get your money back or re-donate it I’m afraid we cannot promise to send you a CD. We have honoured the ‘Tee Shirt’ requests as we already had them in stock, and Neil is working his way through the ‘Lyric’ requests as time is the only requirement. We wish we could do more, but we still need every penny we can recoup to pay off all the debts we incurred in making the album when Pledge collapsed, and, hopefully, make the vinyl version sometime in the future.

We would be so grateful if you could share Neil’s two websites on social media. Neil was recently seen and heard by a whole new audience when he accompanied the Bootleg Beatles on their recent tour . We are just waiting for the photographs and they will accompany a short blog about the experience.

www.neilinnes.media
www.nearlyreally.com

On his NearlyReally.com page, you can see a graphic breakdown on his PledgeMusic pledges.

As someone that contributed to Neil’s campaign, this hits home. While I may not have received all that I was due to get from my contribution, I was thrilled to get one of the items personally sent by Neil and his wife, which they did without the funds that Pledge Music was supposed to give to them.

I’d like to encourage my music and comedy loving friends to support Neil Innes by purchasing some of his products!

Long live Neil Innes and the Rutles


https://youtu.be/54KBPA20b9Q

REFERENCE LINKS:
Neil Innes official notice – A message from Yvonne to Neil’s fabulous fans
Neil Innes.media- official page
Nearly Really.com
Dangerous Minds – Neil Innes On The Rutles, ‘Working’ With Lennon & McCartney and Being Impersonated By Elvis!
Daily Mail – Rock legends Bonzo Dog Band win legal ding-dong to put the Doo Dah back into their name
Daily Mail – Monty Python stars are facing a costly new legal action: Neil Innes says gloves are off with Eric Idle over Spamalot royalties
Variety- Here’s How Much Money 10 Artists Are Owed by PledgeMusic (FEBRUARY 22, 2019)
Wikipedia – Neil Innes
Big Noise Now – Neil Innes
Wikipedia – PledgeMusic

KeysToTheCaravan – LOUIE Mashup of the Week

Things have been hectic at LOUIE Central, doing all sorts of LL-related things behind the scenes, so to speak, and we haven’t been spending as much time on the blog as we’d like to.

Our friend Joe Maccoll just sent us a LOUIE, which feels like a great version to highlight as a LOUIE of the Week, even if its been awhile since the last one.

To paraphrase Rockin’ Robin Roberts and Jack Ely, let’s give it to ’em right now!


https://youtu.be/CM_rYli_GK0

From the YouTube description for this week’s LOUIE by KeysToTheCaravan:

KeysToTheCaravan perform a live mashup cover of Wild Thing/Louie Louie

KeysToTheCaravan are an Aberdeenshire based band currently looking for gigs in the UK and beyond!

Filmed by Terry Walker
Edited by Gregor Carlin
Audio Recorded at Captain Toms

Featuring: Gregor Carlin (Rythm Guitar and Vocals), Callum Ewen (Lead Guitar), Matthew Mckessick (Drums) and Michael Fyffe (Bass and Vocals)

For Contact message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keystothecaravan
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