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The Louie Report · 6d ago

Calamity Jeanne, the Pocket Orchestra – LOUIE of the Week

Last week, Orme Radio of Italy celebrated International LOUIE LOUIE Day with a lively 90 minute special! They closed the show with a wonderful LOUIE I’d never heard before – a French band k...
The Louie Report · 2W ago

RIP: David Peel, folk-punk singer; LOUIE of the Week

My old friend David Peel died a few days ago. Believe it or not, he actually had a connection to this LOUIE project. Years ago, before I ever even thought about LOUIE LOUIE and this documen...
The Louie Report · 3W ago

Fifty-four years ago yesterday….

My friend Clay found a wonderful little article in the Portland Orbit that celebrates LOUIE LOUIE as “THE greatest moment in rock-and-roll.” As this article points out, April 6, 1963 was t...
The Louie Report · 3W ago

Countdown to LOUIE LOUIE Day….

Six days from now, many of us shall be celebrating International LOUIE LOUIE Day! This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the song, which was conceived by Richard Berry in 1955 (Harmony...
The Louie Report · 4W ago

In Search of 1983 Tacoma Dome show footage!

I thought I’d throw out yet another public request as I continue my search for media coverage of the 1983 Tacoma Dome event that featured the only time Richard Berry ever appeared with the ...
The Louie Report · 1M ago

The Buck Ormsby Tribute and the Lost Video

From the reports I received, the tribute concert for Buck Ormsby in Tacoma on Sunday was a big success. There were long lines wrapped around the Temple Theatre before it opened, and when th...
The Louie Report · 1M ago

Reminder of Buck Ormsby tribute concert tomorrow – March 26

I just want to remind folks that tomorrow (Sunday, March 26) will be the big day for the tribute concert in Tacoma for our friend Buck Ormsby of the Fabulous Wailers. I wish I could attend ...
The Louie Report · 1M ago

LOUIE LOUIE Clubs/Stores of the World – part 3

Following up on part 1 and part 2, it’s time to return with part 3 of the big LOUIE LOUIE Club List, now expanded to include stores and defunct businesses that used the “LOUIE LOUIE” name fo...
The Louie Report · 1M ago

LOUIE at the movies – JACO (the documentary)

Today, we’ll start a new feature we’ll call “LOUIE at the movies,” which we’ll use to discuss motion pictures that referenced the song LOUIE LOUIE – either with a performance or a mention o...
The Louie Report · 1M ago

Binky’s Guide to our Musical Roots

Years ago, Matt Groening came up with a brilliant flowchart for musical roots. I’m thinking there’s at least 10, if not 20 of these special categories that could easily apply to the evoluti...