Papa Clutch 1987 – LOUIE of Week

This week, the LOUIE of Week spotlight is pointed at an archival 1987 performance of the band/musician known as Papa Clutch!


RIP: Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller

Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller has passed away.

It’s difficult to properly convey the cultural impact this songwriting team has had on 20th Century music, so I won’t even bother. There’s certainly others that can do a better job of writing the proper historic overview of this creative team, so I would hope […]

Manic Attackers fans – LOUIE of Week

Manic Attackers fans sing “Louie Louie” at halftime, during the WCR Chicago roller derby championship on June 18, 2011.

I asked Chicago-native (now Las Vegas-based) LOUIE enthusiast Andy Martello to make sense of this clip, and he wrote…

“Yes, these are roller derby fans in Chicago singing an impromptu version of Louie Louie, in costume […]

Kast Off Kinks at the Meltdown Festival – LOUIE of the Week

For those of us that still love the Kinks, there was plenty to celebrate with the recent performance of the “Kast Off Kinks”, a special band featuring former members of the band. This special performance took place at the Meltdown Festival in London on June 14th, 2011.

The “Kast Off Kinks” consisted of Dave Clarke, […]

Rocky J. & the Runarounds – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is actually 4 versions by one band – Rocky J. & the Runarounds. The time frame on these versions is 1995-2003, starting off with an early performance in Kansas, and ending with a semi recent show in Las Vegas.

This is a fun little video that combines footage of Rocky J. & […]

The Inspiration of LOUIE

Rev. Mark S. Bollwinkel writes about the inspirational power of music, with a major nod to LOUIE LOUIE in a recent article for the Los Altos Town Crier.

The Rev. Mark S. Bollwinkel is senior pastor of Los Altos United Methodist Church.

Tis a lovely article…..