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 Richard Berry

Richard Berry

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death 23 Jan 1997 (aged 61)
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary El Sereno, Crypt D-222
Memorial ID 10269 · View Source
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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


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Berry (11 Apr 1935–23 Jan 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10269, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .