Happy Day- Iggy Pop and Stretch Riedle!

OK, if either one of you two guy want to spend all day lounging around in your birthday suit, I guess it’s OK….

Happy B-Day for Stretch & Iggy Pop- LOUIE of the week

Today, it’s a birthday celebration for Iggy Pop, punk rock icon, and Jeff “Stretch” Riedle, owner of the world’s largest collection of LOUIE LOUIE recordings.

Truth be told, I do blame Stretch for getting me into this LOUIE LOUIE mess. If it weren’t for that Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon at KFJC many years ago, I […]

This One’s for Stretch!

I owe a lot to my friend Jeff “Stretch” Riedle. If it weren’t for him, I would have never gotten into this LOUIE LOUIE mess.

Stretch was the guy who started the big MAXIMUM: LOUIE LOUIE marathon at KFJC. Until this event happened, I had no idea who Richard Berry was, what was […]

RIP: Stephen Furst, aka Flounder of Animal House

Stephen Furst, the actor that played Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the iconic comedy film National Lampoon’s Animal House, passed away on June 16, 2017

Our friend + LOUIE advisor Stretch Riedle wrote:

“He stopped flopping around and went to the great fishing hole in the sky.”

Rest in peace, Flounder!

(Yes, this […]

RIP: Jack Ely, original lead singer of the Kingsmen

Jack Ely, the original lead singer on the most popular version ever recorded of the song LOUIE LOUIE, died this week at his home in Oregon.

Jack was a member of the Kingsmen, but he left the band not long after recording the song, and never had the opportunity to rejoin the band after […]

RIP: Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek actor, musician, multi-talented human)

On Friday as I began my day checking email and info feeds via social media, I was alerted to the sad news of the loss of legendary actor Leonard Nimoy.

One of the first things I saw was the Facebook posting of George Takei, a fellow Star Trek alumni.

I saw a […]

A-Team Mystery Version – LOUIE of the Week

This year, we start with a mystery…

A few weeks ago, I received a email from Tobias Schmahl of Germany:

I found your Blog because it is mentioned on the German Wikipedia page about “Louie Louie”.

I would like to ask for your help concerning “Louie Louie”. Do you remember the A-Team, starring George Peppard […]

Fink Ployd – (Dark Side of the) LOUIE of the Week

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Here’s a super-rare version of LOUIE LOUIE that very few people have ever heard.

This is “Dark Side of the LOUIE” by a band known as “Fink Ployd.”

I have NO idea who these people are, but I do know they submitted this recording for the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon that […]

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 […]

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 […]