A few things to share today. First, thanks my friend Roger Hart, former manager of Paul Revere & the Raiders, I now know about Robin Mitchell‘s webpage dedicated to Portland radio circa 1962-1965. Here’s an example of what some of this webpage looks like:
As you can see by this image, Robin is certainly hip to the magic of LOUIE LOUIE. KISN Radio in particular, holds a special place in the history of LOUIE LOUIE. It was the station that hired both Robert Hart and Ken Chase as disc jockeys. Roger managed Paul Revere & the Raiders, and Ken was the owner of the Chase nightclub, who wound producing the Kingsmen’s recording of LOUIE LOUIE.
Robin’s webpage is at http://www.rma1.com.
Second, Phil Milstein sent me a link to Larry Cutrone‘s webpage.
On Larry’s page of press releases, it announced one of Larry’s theatrical peformances:
Louie Louie a new comedy by Larry Cutrone will get a world premiere at Morristown-Beard on May 12, 2006 at 8:00PM.
I wish I would had known about this show before it happened….
Larry’s page is http://www.larrycutrone.com.
UPDATE: More information about Larry Cutrone’s play can be found at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/2/prweb351444.htm
Apparently, Louie Louie is the story of a small time New Jersey hood whose car backfires him to kingdom come in a mob rubout. It sounds like a fun story. I’d love to see it ….
…AND YET ANOTHER UPDATE: I wrote to Larry, and he wrote back:
I’m flattered that you took the time to write and were interested in my script Louie Louie. Actually Louie Louie is a screenplay that Beth Vecchio just had to try and adapt to the stage. And so we premiered the play version last May. If you go to www.myspace.com/larrycutrone you will see a slideshow of some stills from the premiere!