LOUIE Radio tonight- Sunday Feb 26th

Tonight on the Allan Handelman’s “Rock Talk” radio show, there will be a big chunk of the show dedicated to the subject of LOUIE LOUIE. Dick Peterson the Kingsmen, will be discussing his new book, “LOUIE LOUIE- Me Gotta Now!” This will be a live interview from 10pm to 1am, EST, broadcast on WRFX 99.7 […]

A Silly Musical Joke

Blame B. Keys for this one:

A C, an E-flat, and a G go into a bar. The bartender says: “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So, the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished: the G is out flat. […]

Oh… these silly book sellers…..

Today, I stumbled upon an interesting little website…. http://www.tommytbooks.com/tomlist.html

If you scan to the mid-way point, you’ll see….

[01324] Marsh Dave. Louie Louie. New York: Hyperion, 1995. First Stated. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. Red HB w/black Cloth Spine. As New / As New. 245pp. Never read! Autographed by Dick Peterson and Stretch […]

RIP: Luther Rabb, Seattle musician with Jimi Hendrix

Last week, I got word that Luther Rabb, a musician who played with Jimi Hendrix in during his early Seattle days, has passed away. Luther played in the Velvetones, one of Jimi’s early musical groups. Luther was also part of Emergency Exit, BallinJack (which recorded two albums for Columbia) and various other Seattle bands, […]


I haven’t actually heard this yet, but according to my pals Gerry & Suzy Fialka, there is a recorded version of LOUIE LOUIE by Jimi Hendrix! Apparently somewhere during the warm-up of the Isle Of Fehmarn show, Jimi plays a few bars of the song. This sounds wonderful!

For my documentary, I’ve got interviews […]


My friend Theo deGroot, owner of the the world’s very first LOUIE LOUIE website, uncovered a great website about banned music, thanks to his friend Ed Pinnes.

Brian Joseph Davis created a conceptual album of banned songs, providing another way to hear how the records would sound after they have actually been burned. When you […]

Re-introducing the legendary Gary S. Paxton

In the course of producing this very ambitious documentary on the world’s most misunderstood garage rock song, I’ve met some exceptional human beings that I’m very proud to call my friends. Sometimes, I’m able to help these friends find one another.

After Richard Berry left Flip Records, where he recorded LOUIE LOUIE back in […]