By Finn J.D. John • Offbeat Oregon • 

Shoddy recording led to ‘Louie Louie’ investigation

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Name of the record label which released “Louie, Louie” by the Kingsmen was Jerden, not “Jerdan.” Jerden stands for Jerry Dennon. It was his label. He attended Linfield and worked part-time in News-Register sports for Paul Durham, N-R sports editor. For the Jerry Dennon angle on “Louie, Louie,” read story at Wildcatville blog here:

Don Dix

The fact that the FBI spent more than two years 'investigating' a song/lyrics is a sad case of government gone awry. Ironically, all that attention increased the popularity, and 'Louie, Louie' became the unofficial 'anthem' of early rock and roll.

The Feds couldn't connect the dots way back then -- some things just never change!

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