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Jack Ely (second from left) with The Kingsmen was 19 when he sang
the Portland, Oregon garage-band classic version, “Louie, Louie”.

Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have started as an
idle rumor, the
FBI launched a formal investigation in 1964 into the supposedly pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” That investigation finally
neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared
the lyrics of “Louie Louie” to be officially unintelligible.

No one will ever know who started the rumor that “Louie Louie” was dirty. As written by Richard Berry in 1955, the lyrics revolve around a sailor from the Caribbean lamenting to a bartender named Louie about missing his far-away
love. As recorded in poor conditions and in a single take by The Kingsmen
in 1963.
(This Day In History)

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Jack Brown Ely (September 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015)

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The single, "Jailhouse Rock" spent one week at the top of the country
charts, and reached the number one position on the R&B chart. The
B-side "Treat Me Nice" (another song from the “Jailhouse Rock” movie
soundtrack) was a number-one hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957.

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Elvis Presley during a “Jailhouse Rock” recording session.  

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The single “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for
seven weeks, Cashbox‘s pop singles chart for six weeks. It was No.
1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and went
to No. 3 on the R&B chart, becoming Presley’s first million-seller,
and one of the best-selling singles of 1956. The song reached the
top 5 of Country and best-selling singles of 1956. It also reached
the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts
simultaneously and would eventually be certified double platinum
by the
Recording Industry Association of America.

In 1995 "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of
, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the "500
Songs of All Time". That year it was also included in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s "500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll".


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Elvis Presley holding framed gold record of “Heartbreak Hotel”
while in a recording studio

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Two guitar legends from left: James Burton and Glen Campbell are 
seen during a 1963 recording session. They were both members of
a group of L.A. studio musicians in the 1960’s dubbed, The Wrecking
Crew. Burton will turn 78 August 21. We lost Glen Campbell Tuesday
to Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Sam Phillips (left) of Sun  Record Company and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN
on this day in 1954.. He recorded "That’s All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon
of Kentucky” at Sun Studios. 

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut
during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris on this  day
in 1946. Micheline Bernardini (above) wore the two-piece outfit.

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Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles
title when he defeated Jimmy Connors on this  day in 1975.  

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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
(July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993)

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Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming
the first black player in the American League on this day in 1947.

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Lawrence Eugene Doby
(December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003)

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Theodore Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in
baseball history. Williams retired from playing in 1960
and was inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in

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