Ely, a former vocalist of the Portland garage-rock band the Kingsmen, passed away at his home in Oregon last week. He was seventy-one years old. For five years, from to , Ely sang with the Kingsmen, a group he founded with a childhood friend. On that April day in , the only microphone available to Ely was located several feet above him, hanging from the ceiling. Ely was wearing dental braces, and his bandmates, who were gathered around Ely in a circle, played their instruments loudly. The result was an incomprehensible vocal that, in time, would make Ely the most celebrated interpreter of a song which is close to being pop Esperanto. A, D, E minor, runs the chord progression. Sing your grocery list. Pull random words from a hat.
It is best known for the hit version by the Kingsmen and has become a standard in pop and rock. Other major examples of the song's legacy include the celebration of International Louie Louie Day every year on April 11; the annual Louie Louie Parade in Philadelphia from to ; the LouieFest in Tacoma from to ; the ongoing annual Louie Louie Street Party in Peoria ; and the unsuccessful attempt in to make it the state song of Washington. The Kingsmen's recording was the subject of an FBI investigation about the supposed, but nonexistent, obscenity of the lyrics , an investigation that ended without prosecution. Dave Marsh , in his book The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock 'n' Roll Song wrote, "It is the best of songs, it is the worst of songs"  and rock historian Peter Blecha notes, "Far from shuffling off to a quiet retirement, evidence indicates that 'Louie Louie' may actually prove to be immortal. Touzet performed the tune regularly in Los Angeles clubs in the s.
I too feel that I am becoming a mistress to his own career. I felt her fear, everything she's said, I said. I've learned that when I need attention, it's best to ask for it rather than wasting time acting sad or frustrated.
Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. I love him dearly with all of my heart. Mormons love to have fun, but they prefer keeping it clean, respectful, and something that everyone can enjoy. Hopefully they have some say in it, but I'm speaking about other churchgoers' expectations here, and probably your wife's. Such beliefs make the girls confident about being women. Congratulations on understanding that and avoiding problems. It's so sad to think that people so young will be stuck wearing 19th century undies when they should enjoy their years of being young and stylish. For instance, I am okay with the us not seeing each other very often part. I want to serve a mission in my old age with my husband. The Church encourages you to use dating as an opportunity to show your respect not just for others, but for yourself.