マイクミッチェル, a founding member of the band that recorded 'Louie Louie,' has died

マイクミッチェル, lead guitarist for the Kingsmen for more than six decades, died Friday on his 77th birthday, according to a publicist for the group.

Mitchell was the last founding member still playing with the Portland, オレゴン, band best known for its confounding rock cover of the R&B songLouie Louie.
We are deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. He was the kindest and most generous man on the planet,” drummer Dick Peterson said in a statement.
      Members of the Kingsmen pose for a portrait circa 1965. Mike Mitchell is on the right

      Mike is irreplaceable, and he will be greatly missed not only by us but the fans as well. Mike was a favorite for his comedic nature as well as his musicianship,” Peterson added.
        The Kingsmen gained their legendary status after their single ofLouie Louie,” これ was performed in one take with poor recording equipment に 1963 and was widely misinterpreted as having indecent lyrics.
          Music critic Dave Marsh referred to lead singer Jack Ely’s vocals as resemblingDonald Duck on helium.Then-Indiana Gov. Matthew Welsh banned sales of the recording in his state, claiming it was pornographic. The FBI conducted an investigation but the inquiry ended after their sound laboratory was unable to clearly determine what was actually being sung.
          Louie Louiehas since been covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to the Grateful Dead to R.E.M.
            Mitchell performed the famous jangly guitar solo in the middle of the song and continued to perform with different lineups of the band for more than 60 年.
            His playing just got better as he aged,” the Oregon Music Hall of Fame said in a Facebookの投稿 土曜日.

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