LOUIE Micro-Mentions #1 (Don Imus, John Fogerty, Frank Zappa)

It’s time to make note of a special category of LOUIE moments.

LOUIE Micro-Mentions“- is the special type of moment when the song LOUIE LOUIE is mentioned, but not performed.

We’ll start off with these three Micro-Mentions…

1) Don Imus, the controversial disk jockey that recently passed away last month, released a LOUIE-related 45 in 1964.

As our friend Clark Besch pointed out, “The Boogala,” the B-side of “I’m A Hot Rodder” by Jay Jay Imus and Freddy Ford (Don Imus and his brother Fred), mentions LOUIE in the opening.


2) On the October 19, 2015 episode of Conan O’Brien‘s TBS show, John Fogerty was asked to sing “a little something” with a guitar that was conveniently placed near Conan’s interview couch.

“What would you like, a little LOUIE LOUIE?” Fogerty asked, but didn’t play. (Conan wanted a Forgerty song)

Thanks to Len Sarfati for sharing this one!


3) Frank Zappa asks “Do you want Grace Slick to sing LOUIE LOUIE?” at a Zappa & Mothers of Invention late show November 14, 1970 at the Fillmore East, New York City. (05:29)


More to come….

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