Rhythm and blues song written and composed by American musician Richard Berry in 1955 and released in 1957.- Louie Louie
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Musical form going back to the 1840s, in such songs as "Oh! Susanna", "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", and many others.
"Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen (1963 cover), example not using blues form
1960s garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
They are best known for their 1963 recording of R&B singer Richard Berry's "Louie Louie", which held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts for six weeks and has become an enduring classic.
American music critic, author, editor and radio talk show host.
Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock'n'Roll song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture and Persecution at the Hands of the Kingsmen, J. Edgar Hoover's F.B.I., and a Cast of Millions; and Introducing, for the First Time Anywhere, the Actual Dirty Lyrics, (Hyperion), 1992.
Mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase in a way that gives it a new meaning.
The phenomenon may, in some cases, be triggered by people hearing "what they want to hear", as in the case of the song "Louie Louie": parents heard obscenities in the Kingsmen recording where none existed.
American singer, songwriter and musician, who performed with many Los Angeles doo-wop and close harmony groups in the 1950s, including The Flairs and The Robins.
He is best known as the composer and original performer of the rock standard "Louie Louie".
American rock band formed in Boise, Idaho in 1958.
After charting in 1961 with the minor hit "Like, Long Hair" and then in late 1963 just missing Billboards Hot 100 with a cover of "Louie Louie", the band was signed to Columbia Records, under the tutelage of producer Terry Melcher.
Cuban-born American composer, pianist and bandleader.
One of his best known arrangements of this period, "El Loco Cha Cha", provided R&B singer Richard Berry with the "riff" for his classic pop song "Louie Louie".
Song written by Ray Davies for English rock band the Kinks.
According to the band's manager, Larry Page, the song's characteristic riff came about while working out the chords of the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie".
English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1963 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
"You Really Got Me", a Ray Davies song, influenced by American blues and the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie", was recorded on 15 June 1964 at Pye Studios with a slower and more produced feel than the final single.
American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960.
The band performed several early rock standards such as "Louie, Louie", and "Skinny Minnie" as well as original compositions like "Strychnine", "Psycho", and "The Witch".