Portland’s finest, The Kingsmen, recorded their version of the oft-covered ‘Louie Louie’ on this day in 1963.
Have a look at them performing it, on Shindig, in October 1965.
If you’re in need of some feel-good cheer, it might do the trick, what with the fancy footwork and all.
But if it reminds anyone of that Luis Garcia goal against Chelsea in the 2005 Champions League semi-final, that’s not my fault.
So, the topic? Take your pick from:
1. Memorable TV moments from bands whose names begin with ‘The’.
2. Most imaginative cover versions (whether you approved or not).
I’ll go for The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus, specifically the epic ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, which made it onto television screens thirty years later than it should have.
As for covers, there are many obvious ones, but how about Robert Wyatt’s ‘I’m a Believer’? If you’re able to track down footage of this performance on Top of the Pops, you might just recognise the drummer.
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