RIP: Paul Revere, rock ‘n’ roll legend – LOUIE of the Week

Very sad news in the rock ‘n’ roll universe with the passing of our friend Paul Revere.

My friend Phil “Fang” Volk sent me this sad news on Saturday night:

Dear Friends,

Very sad news…Paul Revere passed away today at 2:45pm surrounded by his wife and a few close relatives and friends. He died […]

Six days ’til LOUIE Day….

Just a little reminder ….. there’s six more days before “International LOUIE LOUIE Day!”

There will be a 4 hour radio show on International LOUIE LOUIE Day – Monday, April 11 at 7 pm – 11 pm (west coast California time). The radio station is KFJC Radio, 89.7 FM, which can be heard via internet […]

Radio Radio!

Here’s something I’ll be participating in…

KFJC PRESENTS: The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE (a celebration of International LOUIE LOUIE Day)

Monday, April 11 7 pm – 11 pm (west coast California time)

featuring Eric Predoehl (pronounced “pre-dell”), producer /director of the upcoming “Meaning of LOUIE” documentary, Jeff “Stretch” Riedle and Frank […]

Frank Zappa and LOUIE LOUIE


(This was originally part of an article originally written for SOCIETY PAGES fanzine in 1996, and has since been altered a few times as more information is discovered about this subject)

Of all artists to ever perform the song “LOUIE LOUIE,” no other artist has performed it in so […]

The Shockwaves 1999 beach performance – LOUIE of the Week

Today, the second day of August, we’re going to celebrate the birthday of Joe Kelly, one of the two original guitarists of the Shockwaves, a Bay Area surf band that became active in the 1980s. This 1999 performance was probably the last time the band did anything together before the members drifted apart. This was […]

Neil Young – a slightly recycled LOUIE of the Week to celebrate five special people!

Thanks to the silly social network known as Facebook, I’ve discovered that five friends of mine are celebrating their birthday this week. Because all five of these friends have a connection to KFJC and the big LOUIE Marathon, I thought I’d give a shout-out to ’em all at once with this little LOUIE of the […]

The A.P. story on Jack Ely, Louie Louie, and money from music

My sister Ann, who shares a birthday with Jack Ely, was the first one to send me this story as shared by the Baltimore Sun:

Singers tell Congress: Money (That’s What I Want) By Ryan Nakashima | The Associated Press May 4, 2009 . Jack Ely, the singer whose 1963 version of “Louie Louie” still […]

Cassady’s Hammer – LOUIE of the Week

Today is the birthday for my friend Jeff “Stretch” Riedle, the man whose antics inspired the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, and the big LOUIE LOUIE documentary project which this website is all about. Today, Stretch is probably lounging around on some Santa Cruz beach in his birthday suit. Or maybe he’s hammering away […]

The Cramps 1981 – LOUIE of the Week

The recent death of Lux Interior of the Cramps still weighs heavily at LOUIE Central, as do more deaths than I care to think about. Some close friends of mine have also lost some dear people in their lives, and my heart goes out to them.

At the LOUIE Party Yahoo Group, some of my […]

The Shockwaves live in 1999 – LOUIE of the Week

It’s winter time in the United States, and folks are looking for some warmth during cold times. I thought to myself… why not provide a little glimmer of summertime to warm the spirits of my friends in cyberspace?

Today, I’m sharing yet another rare video nugget from the E.P. archives, all while highlighting a previously […]