At last.. I bring to you, the full video of the memorial for our friend Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen, which took place on September 26, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.
This video production was created in conjunction with our good friend and associate producer David Jester of Pro Video Productions, PDX.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday, we lost Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen.
Mike Mitchell was a founding member of the Kingsmen. Mike grew up in a musical family, and learned how to play guitar from his father, who was a country western musician.
Mike’s career in music began with a collaboration with Lynn Easton, a schoolmate from […]
Today is April 11 – International LOUIE LOUIE Day!
Richard Berry, author of this song, would have been 86 years old today.
Last night at KFJC radio, the place where the Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon (63 hours, over 800 unique versions) took place many years ago, there was a re-broadcast of a 4 hour […]
Today is April 6th, which means we’ve got 5 more days before International LOUIE LOUIE Day!
Tomorrow – Wednesday, April 7th, you can get into the spirit of LOUIE LOUIE Day at noon-2pm PDT by visiting FREEFORM PORTLAND, a nonprofit, independent, community-driven radio station broadcasting live at KFFP-LP 90.3 FM, KFFD-LP 98.3 FM & […]
Yesterday, my friend Monte Von Struck shared this one on his Facebook feed..
Look what David Jester, just uncovered ! Louie Louie by the Confidentials back in ’82
I had to ask my friend and LOUIE associate producer David Jester “Who are (or were) The Confidentials?… to which he replied..
This was a […]
This week for Part 4 of the “LOUIE on TV” post, the focus is on two TV episodes that originally used a recording of LOUIE LOUIE for the initial broadcasts, but were removed when these episodes were repackaged for the DVD market.
Both these episodes paid homage to the beer-drinking antics of the 1979 […]
On Monday, October 17th, we lost Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owner of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle Seahawks, the Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems and founder of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, as well as many other ventures.
I never met the man, but I love the fact that he was passionate about music, and […]