Louie Louie in the
To be fair, there has been some recognition of Louie Louie by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Within the exhibit, they have kiosks in which visitors can explore the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. Louie Louie (the Kingsmen version) is included in that list.
There are also a number of inductees who have recorded and released their own versions of Louie Louie.
There are many other inductees who have performed Louie Louie live, but have not officially released a recording of it. These include Bob Dylan (1988), The Doors (1993), The Grateful Dead (1994), Led Zeppelin (1995), Bruce Springsteen (1999), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2002), The Clash (2003), Blondie (2006), R.E.M. (2007), and Patti Smith (2007).
But none of most central players involved in the Louie Louie story have yet been inducted. LLAMAS advocates for the induction of the following artists who have been influential and important in the history of rock and roll.
According the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their
first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artistsí
contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll. Each
of these artists easily meet those criteria.
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