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 […]

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 […]

Random thoughts on a special anniversary date

Today is a very special date for me, this LOUIE project, and the LOUIE universe. My friend Stretch Riedle sent out a little email reminder today at the LOUIE PARTY Yahoo group:

On August 19th, 1983, at 6:00pm [it was a Friday] I sat in the studios at KFJC with several others and began what […]

The World’s Largest Record Collection?

Thanks to BoingBoing, I found out about an intriguing sale on eBay.

From Thomas Edison to American Idol, this is the complete history of the music that shaped and defined five generations. 3 million records and 300,000 CDs containing more than 6 million song titles. It’s the undisputed largest collection of recorded music […]

RIP: Lee Hazlewood, singer-songwriter

Where I live in Northern California, I’m fortunate to experience some fairly decent weather, visit some great record and book stores, and see a lot of different musical acts. One of the places I’ve seen some really enjoyable acts is at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which is an old amusement park on the […]

Blast from past – 1987

Some of the best intended plans… take longer than expected. I’m working on a project in conjunction with the folks at LouieFest that’s taking longer than I imagined. As I hate to ignore the blog for over seven days, I’ll share a photo from my archives.

Here’s a photo of KFJC DJs Phil Dirt, Jeff […]

Recovering from LOUIE LOUIE Day – World Records and Louie Fest

Last week, the world celebrated April 11- International LOUIE LOUIE Day! It was quite an undertaking at the virtual headquarters of the LLAMAS organization, with the members scattered all over the globe, but we did it! Right now, we’re seeing a handful of reports of International LOUIE LOUIE Day out in cyberspace, including here, […]