POMPEY POP

One Bit of Magic

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I’ve seen the news that Jack Ely has died. He’s singing on this

I guess it’s so good because they’re not very good. It is a classic isn’t it? Somewhere I have a CD album of Louie Louie versions and related songs, including the Richard Berry original which is really good – but there is something wonderful about this one

RIP Jack

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

One thought on “One Bit of Magic

  1. Yes indeed……..Supposedly there are or have been around 1500 different versions of the song..Obviously not too many people were put off by the fact that in 1965 , the FBI held an investigation into the ‘obscene’ lyrics within. After 4 months of scrutiny , they determined that they were unable to interpret the lyrics deciding that it was……..”unintelligible at any speed”
    Oh , but how we loved those songs !!!!

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