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FORMER BEATLE HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 78 years old today!

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Abbey Road marks 50 years of traffic mayhem by Beatles fans - CNN

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CONCLUSION NEAR ON THIS DAY IN 1965

Jack Ely, Who Sang the Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie', Dies at 71 - The ...
The Kingsmen, from left, Don Gallucci, Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Mike Mitchell and Bob Nordby. (Gino Rossi photo)

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 so-called
pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” The investigation finally
neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared 
the lyrics of “Louie, Louie” to officially unintelligible.  The tune would go
on to become one of the most –covered songs in rock-and-roll history.

 
Louie Louie" Singer Jack Ely Dies in Oregon at 71 | Hollywood Reporter
Jack Ely, the guitar player and lead singer for the Kingsmen, sang
the classic rock and roll song “Louie, Louie, ” died April 27, 2015
at age 71.
 

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FORMER ROCK BAND MEMBER HAS DIED

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Kingsmen (from left) Jack Ely, Lynn Easton, Bob Nordby, and Mike Mitchell.

The Kingsmen, a 1960s garage rock band from Portland, Oregon
are known for their 1963 recording of
Richard Berry‘s "Louie
Louie
". It  held the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts for six
weeks and became a popular classic. Members Lynn Easton
and Jack Ely from David Douglas High School formed a band
that would eventually be named the Kingsmen.
 


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Lynn Easton (easton3875) on Pinterest

“We lost a member of our Kingsmen family today,
Saturday April 25.

Lynn was a fun kid, a talented man, loving father
and he will forever be missed but never forgotten.

Our deepest sympathies, hearts and prayers go
out to his family. RIP brother.”
(From the Kingsmen website)

    
   


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THE PDX RETRO BLOG REMEMBERS ~

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Clear Lake, IA: 43.22037n -93.37556w Buddy holly Richie Vallens Big bopper memorial site
Crash site as it looks today is located west of intersection of 315th
Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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This 1947 Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza is the same type aircraft in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed.
 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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