RIP: Danny Holiday, Seattle DJ / Music Historian

The Pacific Northwest music scene has lost another legend.

Seattle DJ & music historian Danny Holiday, has passed away after an extended illness. Looking at the various online articles about Danny, I discovered….

– Danny was born Daniel Prescott Thygesen in March 23, 1943 in Everett, Washington.

– Danny was a disc jockey […]

Andrew W.K. w/ Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a fun little LOUIE for you-ie – Andrew W.K. gets together with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists to perform LOUIE LOUIE at Studio B, somewhere in Brooklyn, NY on December 3, 2008.

It’s a LOUIE of the Week! ENJOY!


The release of Ed’s Inner Space

It’s time for a little non-LOUIE news on the LOUIE REPORT blog…

Back in 2008, i worked with my friend, Emmy-award winner Alison Victor to co-produce / co-direct a short documentary about a blind sailor’s quest to use technology to see. The film entitled “Ed’s Inner Space,” had a special premiere at YURI’S NIGHT, […]

The Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover

Matthew Callan uncovers the Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover, and it’s quite an eye-opener….

The FBI’s now infamous probe of “Louie Louie,” the ubiquitous garage rock hit of the early 1960s, was not only one of the weirder chapters in the history of the bureau, but it also had a profound, life-changing […]

RIP: Michael Davis / MC5 – LOUIE of the Week

This past week, we lost another great player in the rock ‘n’ roll universe.

Michael Davis, original bassist for MC5, has passed away at the age of 68, after being hospitalized for liver disease.

If one had to come up with a list of bands responsible for directly inspiring the punk rock movement, […]

Nightlife featuring Mark Terpening- LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE of the Week spotlight is focused on a 20+ year old clip that was unveiled on YouTube a few months ago. The performance took place place in Anaheim – the town where Richard Berry wrote the song in 1955 at the Harmony Ballroom.

The YouTube description describes it as such:

Mark […]

Branson – LOUIE of the Week

A band known as Branson plays a house party somewhere around Syracuse University, New York. Some guy named Sam Kogon sings lead vocals for a new version of LOUIE LOUIE. Another guy named Dan does some heckling. Someone else shoots a video of this clip and it’s preserved for posterity on the Bransonny YouTube Channel.


RIP: Don Cornelius, host of Soul Train (with Barry White -LOUIE of Week)

Don Cornelius, creator and host of the tv show SOUL TRAIN has left us.

There’s a lot of great articles on the legacy of Mr. Cornelius and his Soul Train TV show, but here’s a few key points that I thought were especially worth mentioning:

Don Cornelius was the first Black owner of a […]