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Live In Tacoma (AmVets Hall, November 22, 1967)

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Biography

Formed: 1957 in Portland, OR

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

It's unfair to call the Kingsmen "one-hit wonders," as they did have hits besides "Louie, Louie" (even if they're not well remembered today), but very few bands in the history of rock & roll managed to get as much mileage from a single song as they did. Overlapping the rowdy beer-bust bellow of frat rock with the anyone-can-do-it sneer of garage rock, the Kingsmen were unapologetically a party band, and decades after the band was largely a memory, their version of "Louie, Louie" stubbornly...
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