State rock songs: From 'Louie, Louie' to 'Roadrunner'
Ryan Teague Beckwith, Digital First Media
02/16/2013 04:07:16 PM PST
02/16/2013 04:08:25 PM PST
An album and single of the hit recording "Louie Louie," are among the items scheduled for auction Monday on the Internet site eBay, as seen Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in Redmond, Wash. Jerry Dennon was only 23 when he brought five high school kids into a Portland, Ore., studio to record a song that would become one of the country's most famous, a staple of fraternity parties and baseball stadium loudspeakers for decades to come. It's now 40 years since the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" broke through on a black Boston radio station, and Dennon is parting with his gold record of the hit and other mementos from the archives of Jerden Records, which helped popularize the garage-rock "Northwest sound" of the 1960s. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (ELAINE THOMPSON)