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Richard Berry
Birth: Apr. 11, 1935
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1997
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Songwriter. His fame rests on one notorious hit: "Louie Louie." Recorded by The Kingsmen in 1963, the song became a pop phenomenon largely because its unintelligible lyrics were rumored to be pornographic. "Louie Louie" sparked unsuccessful investigations of its content by the FBI and FCC, books have been written about it's cultural impact, and its status as a 1960s frat house party anthem was immortalized in the film "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978). It has since been recorded more than 1000 times, possibly more than any other rock & roll song. Berry always denied that "Louie Louie" was obscene but kept the lyrics a mystery until 1988, when he divulged them in Esquire magazine. Berry was born in Extension, Louisiana. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary El Sereno, Crypt D-222
GPS (lat/lon): 33.97082, -118.3433
 
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Record added: Jul 04, 2000
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Just thinking of you today. Hope you're somewhere playing 'Get that Chruch."
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