The big LOUIE LOUIE of the week is that the Seattle Mariners are no longer playing LOUIE LOUIE as a seventh inning stretch song. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s time for the first LOUIE post for 2021! It’s a new year, as we hit the “restart” with a new operating system in the USA, which will hopefully be a better year than the other year!
Today is 1-23-21, or 12321….backwards or forwards… a Palindrome Day!
Anyways, the first noteworthy LOUIE […]
It’s the 9th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, and we’re thinking about…
Rockin’ Robin Roberts
For many people, especially in the Pacific Northwest, Rockin’ Robin Roberts provided the definitive version of LOUIE LOUIE in 1961. Backed by the (Fabulous) Wailers of Tacoma, Washington, this was THE version that transformed […]
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