The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE

In the course of my promotion of the upcoming KFJC radio special about LOUIE LOUIE, I somehow neglected to the name of this very special event. “The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” is what this 4 hour event shall be called, referencing the original “MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” marathon that started this whole […]

More on the KFJC marathon + 50th Anniversary

There’s a few things to note regarding the infamous “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon at KFJC radio. First, here’s a clip that I borrowed from the KFJC.org website: This clip is a sampling of some of the local TV news coverage of this August 1983 event. Second, the Mountain View Voice newspaper recently posted an article […]

Neil Young performs LOUIE LOUIE for KFJC

Today, I’m sharing a special clip from the archives of the as-yet unfinished documentary. Neil Young performs a unique performance of the song “LOUIE LOUIE” during the legendary KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983. This video clip was assembled from footage shot during the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE event, but I’ve used some creative […]

Yet another image from KFJC marathon

Here’s a tasty nugget from the past. Long before I ever thought about producing a documentary on the song LOUIE LOUIE, I created a little photo illustration to promote the then-upcoming KFJC radio marathon. I asked a few friends (Melinda Fletcher and Terry Hopkins) if they wouldn’t mind participating in a little film-noir-type photo session […]

KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs, part 1

Twenty-four years ago, there was a crazy LOUIE LOUIE marathon that attempted to break all world records. For six months, there was a serious effort by college radio station KFJC to track down every known version of the song. Bands were solicited. Every student that took a course in radio production at Foothill College was […]

The Next LOUIE LOUIE Marathon

Monday was quite a day for LOUIE LOUIE appreciators. Big Baboo’s show from Moab, Utah was really a lot of fun. I got interviewed on the radio, Stretch Riedle (creator of the legendary KFJC Maximum LOUIE marathon) was interviewed, and even a former Kingsmen vocalist called in with a live impromptu version. There were a […]