April 11th was “International ‘Louie Louie’ Day”! There were no raucous parties happening (unless at your place, and you didn't call me!), or even a link on the Brownielocks site that lists it as a special commemoration day.
But at BFYP it deserves distinct recognition because Ken Chase (aka Mike Korgan), one of our pioneering Rock & Roll DJs, produced the iconic song by The Kingsmen in April 1963. “Louie Louie” rose to the top of the charts and by November, and for all time, became the “ultimate party song.”
Granted, 1963 is out of the purview of BFYP Book 1 (1954-1959), but Mike’s tenure at the mic began well before “Louie Louie’s” bouncy beat hit the airwaves.
Rock on in Excerpt #5 from Book 1, Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs:the First Five Years 1954-1959. Enjoy the moments … again!(TM)