Louie Louie singer Jack Ely dies aged 71

Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen who was best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, has died aged 71.

His son, Sean Ely said the singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon after a long battle with an illness.

Ely’s incoherent singing on Louie Louie led the FBI to investigate the famous track on the grounds that it might be obscene.

Louie Louie – The Kingsmen

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