Countdown to International LOUIE LOUIE Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11th is International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

To celebrate this special event, I will be sharing a rare, never-before-seen video from the E.P. video archives of a LOUIE LOUIE performance that took place at the infamous KFJC MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon. It was at this event where I realized what a significant song […]

Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band (1989 or 1990?)- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is yet another archival rendition of the song. Twenty years ago, before David Letterman moved over to CBS, Paul Shaffer was the musical director for Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. He put out out his very first solo album, which was called “Coast to Coast,” released by […]

I’ve been BOOT-LEGGED! (reasons for annoying credits over video)

I suppose it should be considered a form of flattery when someone borrows someone else’s material for their own creation. It looks like I’ve been bootlegged! Here’s my footage of Richard Berry in Mountain View from 1989, recycled by someone else on YouTube.

This looks like some kind of TV show from Asturias, which […]

The Kingsmen (without Jack Ely) – LOUIE of the Week

I’ve been giving Jack Ely a lot of attention to this blog lately, so I thought I’d give some attention to the band that parted ways with him.

The Kingsmen had the big hit with “LOUIE LOUIE” in 1963, but they never actually toured with the original singer. There was a big argument between Lynn […]

RIP: Lloyd Thaxton, host of 60’s TV dance show

Last Sunday, Lloyd Thaxton, host of a popular Los Angeles TV dance show in the 1960s, passed away at the age of 81. After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma back in May, he passed away at his home in Studio City, survived by his wife, Barbara.

The Los Angeles Times provided a nice […]

Right Now – the music videos

Right now, I’m thinking a lot of things. I’m thinking about the brilliance of George Carlin, who I really didn’t think would die when he did. I’m thinking about the future of America with the big election in November. I’m thinking about how to simplify this very complicated story that I’m making a big documentary […]

LOUIE of the Week – Vintage Paul Revere & Raiders video clip

Today it’s my birthday. It’s Mark Lindsay‘s too. I’m gonna have a good time… I’d like you to dance…

Yes, today is March 9, the birthday for yours truly, the producer/director of the upcoming LOUIE LOUIE documentary, and webmaster/janitor for this little LouieLouie.net website.

March 9 is also the birthday for Mark Lindsay, the […]

Beware of disappearing YouTube clips

From the very first time I discovered YouTube, I wondered how long it would take before the major copyright owners would make some serious noise to stop the unauthorized distribution of their video programming. From what I could see, at least 50% of the material didn’t come directly from actual filmmakers, but collectors that just […]

The Last LOUIE LOUIE

One of the scariest versions of LOUIE LOUIE I ever heard was by a band called “The Last” on Rhino’s BEST OF LOUIE LOUIE LP. It reminded me of The Doors with a little bit of Bela Lugosi thrown in.

Check out this tasty nugget – The Last on a 1982 cable access show:

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1972 video clip of MC5 doin’ LOUIE (plus Segon Origen)

Thanks to my YouTube subscription, I now know about a very rare LOUIE LOUIE video clip from 1972. Here’s MC5 Live at Kulttuuritalo Helsinki Finland 17 Nov 1972

Here’s another fine LOUIE LOUIE performance along the same lines I recently found on YouTube. Here’s Segon Origen from Barcelona, Spain recently doing the SONG…

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