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‘Louie Louie’ Singer Jack Ely of the Kingsmen Dead at 71

Jack Ely was the singer for the Kingsmen’s most famous (and notorious) hit song, “Louie Louie.”


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The Kingsmen’s Mike Mitchell Explains The FBI Controversy Behind “Louie, Louie”

Why was The Kingsmen hit “Louie, Louie” under investigation with the FBI? Mike Mitchell tells us the story!


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Five Surprising But True Facts About The Song “Louie Louie”

To celebrate International “Louie Louie’ Day, take a look at five surprising but true facts about the song you might not have known before!


Ronnie Spector in 2010 (Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin)

Rock Flashback: November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Critic and essayist Lance Morrow wrote of the assassination, “It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American […]