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ODE TO LOUIE LOUIE Louie Louie Oh No we gotta go 1963 Eleven years old A Boy Scout at the Hyde Park YMCA Looking to get my Swimming Merit Badge Scared of Polio in the pool Scared of the chlorine Scared of drowning The Scout instructor shouting, “Twenty laps.” “One lap underwater.” “Rescue your buddy.” […]

LOUIE LOUIE by Richard Berry

The origin LOUIE LOUIE was released by Richard Berry in April of 1957. Over 55 years ago and the 45 sold 40,000 copies. There was no fuck in it like the later cover by the Kingsmen. Berry sold his rights to Flip records for $750. And they stole all his money. You know who ‘they’ […]