RIP: Keith Allison of Paul Revere & Raiders and MORE…

Last week we lost Keith Allison, formerly of Paul Revere & the Raiders. Like Gail Harris (of the Fabulous Wailers), I can’t recall either one of them being involved with any specific LOUIE LOUIE recording, but as a member of their respective bands, I have no doubt they probably participated in some of the […]

RIP: Gail Harris, member of Fabulous Wailers revue

We are saddened to report the passing of Gail Harris, a dynamic female vocalist from the Pacific Northwest. Like Rockin’ Robin Roberts, she was a singer that sang regularly with the Fabulous Wailers as part of their revue show.

Jivetime Records provided an excellent summary of her career…

The Wailers had begun […]

Greetings from Portland – the Mike Mitchell memorial + the LOUIE plaques

Two weeks ago, yours truly made a little visit to Portland, Oregon.

I wanted to pay my respects to Mike Mitchell, a founding member of the Kingsmen. From 1967 until his passing this year, he was the only member of the original band that recorded LOUIE LOUIE that was still part of the Kingsmen […]

The First and Long-Lost LOUIE LOUIE plaque of Portland?

Last month, I was shocked when I stumbled upon a certain LOUIE LOUIE plaque being sold on eBay.

The Kingsmen Louie Louie cast bronze dedication plaque Vintage 14 inch x 20 inch Mint condition This Item has been in my store as a display item for the past 20 years it has a board […]

LOUIE at the Movies – August 2021 update

It’s time for yet another update for the ongoing “LOUIE at the Movies” investigations!

Here’s a few you might have missed*…

In September 2020, there was “The Way Back” (titled “Finding the Way Back” in the United Kingdom), starring Ben Affleck as a once-successful basketball star that walked away from what could have been […]

August update for 2021 dearly departed

It’s August 2021 and time for an update on more folks that are no longer with us

Death, the inevitable factor in this cycle of life, continues in it’s natural path. We continue to lose people we care about, in spite of all efforts to delay such final conclusions.

Joey D’Ambrosio

Joey D’Ambrosio […]

Les Yper-Sound’s Psyché Rock – direct inspiration for Futurama theme song

This week, I’m recycling our friend Clay Stabler‘s addition to the LOUIE LOUIE Wikipedia page.

In 1967 French composers Michel Colombier and Pierre Henry, collaborating as Les Yper-Sound, produced a musique concrète work based on the “Louie Louie” riff titled “”Psyché Rock“. They subsequently worked with choreographer Maurice Béjart on a “Psyché Rock”-based score […]

Memorial for Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen

Music Millennium (of Portland, Oregon) announced this special event on Facebook.

In 1963, before Beatlemania here in the states, there was a song that a Portland band recorded that inspired a ton of guitarists to play guitar …..Louie Louie by the Kingsmen. The Kingsmen’s guitarist was Mike Mitchell, an amazing guitarist and an amazing […]

An Appreciation of The Dreamers to The Blossoms

The Dreamers – Annette Williams, Gloria Jones and Nannette Williams

This week, we’re pointing the mighty LOUIE spotlight at The Dreamers, a vocal group that would became the Blossoms. As music writer Jay Warner once declared, this band was “the most successful unknown group of the 60s.”

Richard Berry, the man who […]

The Subtle Sounds of LOUIE

Some of the most inspired variations of LOUIE LOUIE aren’t even called LOUIE LOUIE. […]