The Meaning of Louie
THE MEANING OF LOUIE is an epic documentary
that brings clarity to the story of the world's most misunderstood
rock song. Considered by millions as the word's greatest party
song, "Louie Louie" is a celebratory rock song that can be
played by musicians and non-musicians alike.
THE MEANING OF LOUIE will gather the great
stories, legends, mistruths, and facts to create a comprehensive
overview unlike any other music documentary. When producer/director
Eric Predoehl first met Richard Berry, author of the song,
and Jack Ely, original vocalist of the band The Kingsmen,
he learned some amazing truths behind this notorious song,
and decided the time was right to produce the documentary
of this cultural phenomenon. As the first person to petition
the F.B.I. for previously-confidential files on the investigation
of this controversial song, Eric Predoehl unearthed a wealth
of information previously unseen.
This documentary features exclusive footage
of songwriter Richard Berry, the Kingsmen, Jack Ely, Paul
Revere & the Raiders, The Wailers, The Sonics, Jerry Garcia,
Ray Manzarek, Dick Dale, Johnny Otis, Lemmy, and many other
musical legends who agreed to share their comments about this
infamous rock song.
Producer/Directors: Eric Predoehl, Jesse
Advisors: Dave Marsh, Jim Dawson, Steve
Propes, Jeff Riedle, Frank Luft, Doc Pelzel, Pat Mason (RIP),
Roger Hart, and many others (thanks!)
Principals: Richard Berry (RIP), Jack Ely,
The Kingsmen, The Wailers, and more...
Production date: mid-1980s -current