Thursday, April 11, 2013

International "Louie Louie" Day

This iconic rock'n'roll song has an interesting history and an apparently unjustified notorious reputation. The original version was written and recorded by Richard Berry in the 50's, but The Kingsmen covered it in the 60's when it became a huge hit. The lyrics, as recorded by The Kingsmen drew unwanted and ultimately unwarranted negative attention, even going so far as to be investigated by the FBI. The song today is a Rock 'n'Roll standard and rates 54 among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs. It has also been covered by hundreds of artists, a true testament to its Rock classic stature.

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