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Famed Louie Louie band to perform at President's Scholarship event
Posted: 1/5/2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:00:00 PM
Corbet Theatre

The Kingsmen

The Kingsmen, the 1960s rock band that rose to fame behind its recording of Richard Berry’s Louie Louie, is the headliner for the Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, President’s Scholarship Performance.

The Kingsmen will perform in Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre, in Washington Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets, costing $25 for box seats, $20 for Golden Circle, or $15 for general admission, can be purchased by calling the events ticket line: 360.736.9391, ext. 777. Prime tickets may also be reserved via e-mail at: clunke@centralia.edu.

Proceeds from the Kingsmen performance will benefit the Centralia College Foundation scholarship fund.

Of course Louie Louie is the signature recording by the Kingsmen but the band followed this with hits through the 1960s and into the early 70s and is a popular performing group throughout America.

Songs they pushed to the Billboard Hot 100 included: Little Latin Lupe Lu, The Jolly Green Giant, Death of An Angel, If I Needed Someone, Money (That’s What I Want), and others. The group brings an exciting evening program that will bring to life some of the popular tunes that rocked the music world during the time when music was an instrument of change.

The band recorded Louie Louie in 1963 and attracted nationwide attention when rumors started that the governor of Indiana banned Louie Louie. That proved to not be accurate but still, it created the buzz that helped make the song even more famous. At one point there was a campaign to make it the Washington state song.

Over the years, it has been used in numerous motion pictures and in 2007 it was named by Rolling Stone Magazine "The #4 most influential recording of all time."

Call now to reserve your seat for the Kingsmen!

See the lyrics to Louie Louie.

Read more about the Kingsmen.

3 Comments

 
January 14, 2011 9:37 PM
I used to dance to the Kingsman's band in the 60's. They have an awesome drummer, and we are looking forward to seeing them in Centralia.
January 14, 2011 9:36 PM
I used to dance to the Kingsman's band in the 60's. They have an awesome drummer, and we are looking forward to seeing them in Centralia.
January 14, 2011 9:36 PM

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