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theguardian - 29 days ago

Mike Mitchell, guitarist on the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, dies aged 77

Guitarist performed with group for over 60 years, his raucous soloing an influence on the sound of garage rockMike Mitchell, who recorded one of the most famous guitar solos of all time for the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, has died aged 77.No cause of death was given. Kingsmen drummer Dick Peterson told Rolling Stone: “We are deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. He was the kindest and most generous man on the planet … Mike was a favourite for his comedic nature as well as his musicianship.” Continue reading...


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