April 6, 1963: 55 Years since The Kingsmen recorded "Louie Louie"

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    Andrew
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    I wasn’t around then – who remembers?

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    lastday
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    I was about 12. I remember it.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Louie

    In February 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of “Louie Louie” were obscene. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the complaint. In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after four months of investigation, concluded that it could not be interpreted, that it was “unintelligible at any speed,”[60] and therefore the Bureau could not find that the recording was obscene.[2]

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