Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Louie Louie singer Jack Ely dies

Jack Ely who recorded the classic garage rock tune Louie Louie with his band The Kingsmen has died.

Richard Berry wrote the tune some years before, but it was the 1963 version by The Kingsmen that got the attention. Since then the song has been recorded by numerous other bands, including Motörhead, Black Flag, Jim Capaldi, Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop and The Pretenders.

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