Frank Zappa and LOUIE LOUIE

Of all artists to ever perform the song “LOUIE LOUIE,” no other artist has performed it in so many diverse variations as Mr. Frank Zappa. On one level, you get the feeling that he might have thought it to be the most ridiculous song ever written. On the other hand, he made references to […]

Dorothy Berry – The World Needs Peace

In the large and colorful story behind the song “Louie Louie,” Dorothy Berry holds a very special role.

When author Richard Berry wrote the song, he conjured up visions of a person sailing a ship all alone, longing to be with the one he loved. At the time he wrote this song, he was […]

Today – the Anniversary of KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE

Today is August 19th – an important date in the LOUIE Universe! […]

Happy Louie Louie Day 2022

Today is International Louie Louie Day and we’re sharing some special treats to celebrate the day! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RIP: Paul Harris, photographer

We recently lost yet another fine individual that’s collaborated with the LOUIE documentary project. Paul Harris, an exceptional photographer with a long career of documenting a ton of rock and roll, blues, R&B, country and rockabilly music performances, passed away after a long illness on April 12th, a few days short of his 81st […]

Remembering Jesse Belvin

It’s February – Black History Month, and this seems like a good time as any to pause to remember one of the great underrated rhythm and blues singers from Los Angeles in the 1950s.

Richard Berry, the man responsible for writing the song LOUIE LOUIE, had high praise for Jesse Belvin, who he considered […]

RIP: Little Richard, rock ‘n’ roll legend

We lost a beautiful soul this weekend. Truly, there was no person ever like Little Richard, nor will there ever be another person like Little Richard.

I mean seriously… he WAS the heart and soul of this thing we call rock ‘n’ roll…. a genuine believer in the higher power… and a bonafide supernova […]