Distyl- LOUIE of the Week

If it’s Tuesday, then it’s time to name the LOUIE of the Week. Today, the award goes to a band known as Distyl, a band from France that embraces the Iggy Pop prototype of the song.


Benefit for Paul Williams- Sunday in San Francisco

For the past two weeks, I’ve been away from home, helping a dear friend with a big move to Southern California. This weekend, I’m coming back home just in time to attend a very special benefit concert.

This Sunday at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, there’s going to be a benefit concert […]

The Louie Louie Parade of Peoria – LOUIE of the Week

I found this one on YouTube, and it wins this week’s LOUIE of the Week award!

Peoria’s annual parade saluting the wild, weird and wacky raises money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Illinois Valley Striders, all to the sound of the 1960s rock ‘n roll classic “Louie Louie.”



RIP: Bob Bogle, founding member of the Ventures

Two months after the Ventures performed with the Fabulous Wailers at the Moore Theater in Seattle to celebrate their new collaboration “Two Car Garage,” Bob Bogle, founding member of the Ventures has passed away on Sunday. He suffered from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and became too frail to play with the Ventures in his waning years. […]

Record LOUIE LOUIE, make some money!

Here’s a project that I like a lot …

The official description from CDFreedom:

Here it is…the ongoing collection of The Kingsmen’s famous “Louie Louie” done by the masses. . Got a version you want to add (and get paid for!!!)?? Send a 192kbps MP3 and photo of your act to: [email protected] . Also […]

Motorhead in 1978 – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a nice treat. Someone posted the 1988 Top of the Pop appearance of Motorhead to YouTube.

This clip was the first ever TV appearance of Motorhead, promoting their first-ever record release…. “LOUIE LOUIE!”


RIP: Sam Butera, singer/saxophonist with Louis Prima

We just lost another musical icon. Sam Butera, a singer/ saxophonist with of the LOUIS Prima band, has passed away at the age of 81 years old.

Sam Butera was born Aug. 17, 1927, in New Orleans, LOUISiana. At the age of 7, his father took him to see a big band and asked […]

Stanley Clarke & George Duke Project – LOUIE of the Week

In 1981, Stanley Clarke & George Duke, two great jazz musicians, got together to create a very cool album together.

I just found a video clip of their performance of LOUIE LOUIE from that album.

According to the comments, this performance came from a program called “New York Hot Tracks,” which aired from 1983-1989. […]