A Harry Nilsson documentary!

This has NOTHING to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but I figured anyone that appreciates good music documentaries will appreciate this information.

Thanks to the good folks at Spectropop, I just found out a new documentary on singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. This film will be called “Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)”


Remembering those no longer with us

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the passing of Richard Berry. Time really does go quickly.

This LOUIE LOUIE documentary of mine is certainly the longest project I’ve ever worked on. I certainly didn’t intend to spend so many years working on it, but it’s been a very complicated journey. The main person I’m producing […]

RIP: Robert Lindahl, audio engineer for Kingsmen, Paul Revere & Raiders

It’s unlikely that any major newspaper will have an article about the historical significance of the role Robert Lindahl played in the creation of one of the most cherished musical recordings in American history. As an audio engineer, he recorded one of the great archetypes of rock and roll music, yet in his hometown […]

RIP: Gary Rhine, filmmaker, activist, friend

Just a few days ago, I wrote about the upcoming demise of the original Rhino Records retail outlet. Now, I’m very saddened to report the death of another great Rhino- our friend Gary Rhine.

Gary was a filmmaker that specialized in documentaries about the indigenous people of America. The American Indians were a topic […]

RIP: Lan Roberts, Seattle DJ w/ Little Green Thing with a Duck

Lan Roberts, one of Seattle’s best-known disc jockeys in the heyday of the city’s powerhouse AM rock stations, passed away recently at his home in Texas of complications from lung cancer. He was 69.

Lan Roberts was a big ally of LOUIE LOUIE and the Kingsmen. Over the years, he’s been in contact with the […]

More Record Store Casualties….

I’ve been informed that Aron Records of Los Angeles has shut down, and Rhino Records of Westwood will closing down on January 21st. This is very sad news.

Rhino Records of Westwood was the original retail store that inspired the record label of the same name. The first actual Rhino record was a 45 single […]

A New Year’s Eve LOUIE marathon I missed…

My pal Kent Myers of Papaya.net and Detroit! Murder City Comix has informed me of a New Year’s Eve LOUIE LOUIE marathon that took place at an internet radio station called Turn Me On Deadman.net.

Check out this description at the Live365.com address for Turn Me On Deadman:

“Louie, Louie” Marathon on New Years Eve […]

Vintage Jack Ely photo at Lance Records

A recycled message from Dick Stewart of Lance Records / Lance Monthly:

Happy New Year and enjoy the Jan 2006 issue of “The Lance Monthly.” Lots of stuff this go around.

IN THIS ISSUE: – Up Close with Jim Peterik (Lead Singer and Guitarist for Ides of March); Vintage Photo of the Month (Jack […]

It’s a New Year!

The holidays are a wonderful time to pause and reflect on all the things that happened in the past year. With some time away from work, voluntary or otherwise, many folks have a chance to catch up on those little loose ends of their lives.

In my case, the company that handles my broadband connection […]