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 […]

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 […]

Odd Man Out / Ray Stevens II – LOUIE of the Month

Today, we’re going to shine the LOUIE spotlight at San Jose music legend, and longtime associate Ray Stevens II. Ray’s been in a bunch of fun punk/rock bands – Los Olvidados, The Faction, Drunk Injuns, and Clay Wheels, among others, and today we’re going to share a very special clip of him with one […]

It’s International LOUIE LOUIE Day 2021

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 […]

The Return of the Return the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE 2011 radio show

KFJC international LL Day show – E.P., Jeff Riedle, Robyn Bravernman and Pete Dixon

In less than three hours, in celebration of International LOUIE LOUIE Day, there will be a special replay of the “The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” radio show that took place ten years ago on KFJC […]

Countdown to 2021 International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

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 & […]

12 Days of LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas (the Christmas Finale)

Today is Christmas, and we are celebrating this special day.

Mojo Nixon provided a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas with a LOUIE LOUIE theme, which we’re sharing once again….

On these LouieLouie.net pages, there was an attempt to merge LOUIE LOUIE celebrations with the 12 Days of Christmas theme, which changed into a […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 10

It’s the 10th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas celebration, and we’ve got …

“Pharaoh Pharaoh”

“Pharaoh Pharaoh” is an interesting variation of LOUIE LOUIE. It’s the revised version of LOUIE LOUIE that uses completely different lyrics to tell the biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 9

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 […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 8

It’s the 8th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, and the first day of Winter, which makes it a perfect day for…

Johnny Winter

Johnny’s version of LOUIE LOUIE, unlike most of his other recordings, was not a standard blues-oriented performance. Instead, it had more of a Louisiana Zydeco type […]