Around 1959, he and a high school friend named Lynn Easton got together to form a band called the Kingsmen. From TERRY CURRIER // Lynn Easton was a member of the Kingsmen and later became a TV dance show host. The band first got together in 1959. That task fell to Tacoma’s The Wailers, who recorded their own take with vocalist Robin Roberts in 1960. At that time he went into the adverting business and also hosted a TV show in Portland, much like American Bandstand, on KGW TV. The Kingsmen were formed in Portland, Oregon in 1959 by guitarist and singer Jack Ely and drummer Lynn Easton, two teenagers who had been friends for years. The Kingsmen's fourth album featured two chart singles, "The Climb" (#65) and "Annie Fanny (#47), plus several Northwest and R&B classics, a cover of the Beatles ' " A Hard Day's Night " and two Lynn Easton compositions. They were called the Weeds but when they went back to SF they changed their name to The Grateful Dead. Before the success of "Louie Louie", the members of the Kingsmen took varied paths. Eventually, a few … Lynn Easton (Gesang, Saxofon) Gary Abott (Schlagzeug) Don Gallucci (Orgel) Mike Mitchell (Gitarre) Norman Sundholm (Gitarre, Bass) Diskografie Alben. JannM | SAD TO HEAR KINGSMEN GREAT LYNN EASTON HAS DIED . That comes from being a band nerd in high school Jann. By TOM D'ANTONI // PDX Jazz Executive Director tell us about all the music in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival February 17-27. 2000 characters remaining. April 27, 2020 at 05:00 PM. The Kingsmen formed in Portland, Oregon in 1959. Listen to him run down the whole festival. The album entered the Billboard Top LPs chart on October 30, 1965, and remained for 17 weeks, peaking at #68. But got to know him pretty well when he later worked at McCann Ericson ad agency in GP Building (the one with nudes in the fountain). I actually went to the Tork Club in Beaverton and The Horseman downtown to see the bands, not to pick up girls. In recent years, he would make clocks out of drums. Posted by: I am so sorry to hear this. Box 5494Portland, OR 97228Contact: contact@oregonmusicnews.com. I remember when this band from San Francisco came to town and played this weird music. Lynn Easton Gary Abbott Don Gallucci Mike Mitchell Norm Subdholm. My next door neighbour got me into the Beatles, Ray Charles,Stevie Wonder, Supremes, and actual music. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music#280 (315), A "Valentine" Song for Valentine's Day (315), Five Star Guitars wins NAMM Dealer of the year / Accepted by Geoff Metts (273), Behind the Axe: The Loyal Order's Brandon Cook / Q&A (259), Web Design and Web Development by Buildable. The two began playing parties at a local yacht club, and within a year they'd expanded to a quartet with the addition of guitarist Mike Mitchell and bassist Bob Nordby. Hello, My name is Lynn Easton. Lynn was a sailor and loved his sail boats, even living on them several times in his life. Thus Ely was forced to stop using it, and Easton was forced to stop lip syncing to Ely's vocals. When I went to his Facebook page today to confirm the rumor that he had passed, I noticed the past 2 posts he put up was a fun little Monty Python like commercial some kids made for Music Millennium and then the photo of me with the two clocks. US: The Kingsmen, … April 25, 2020 at 09:07 PM. Joel | Comment: On Saturday, I received word via the Two Louies Facebook page that Lynn died in … From TERRY CURRIER // Lynn Easton was a member of the Kingsmen and later became a TV dance show host. Jahr Titel Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, Auszeichnung Charts Chartplatzierungen (Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen) Anmerkungen US; 1964 The Kingsmen In Person US 20 (131 Wo.) Since the 1970s, original member Mike Mitchell along with Dick Peterson and Barry Curtis have continued to perform as the Kingsmen with other musicians. The Kingsmen: Louie Louie (Richard Berry), Haunted Castle (Lynn Easton): DADA-RECORDS.DE: Ankauf und Verkauf von Vinyl-Schallplatten. Easton played drums. Sorta impressed with himself but a good guy. Thus Ely was forced to stop using it, and Easton was forced to stop lip syncing to Ely's vocals. The two remaining original Kingsmen, Lynn Easton and Mike Mitchell, were joined by Dick Peterson, Barry Curtis and Norm Sundholm to record and tour as the official band. Jahr Titel Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, Auszeichnung Charts Chartplatzierungen (Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen) Anmerkungen US; 1964 The Kingsmen In Person US 20 (131 Wo.) I haven't seen him in probably 15 years, but Lynn was a family friend. US: The Kingsmen, … The Kingsmen, Soundtrack: Knight and Day. Lynn Easton (Gesang, Saxofon) Gary Abott (Schlagzeug) Don Gallucci (Orgel) Mike Mitchell (Gitarre) Norman Sundholm (Gitarre, Bass) Diskografie. Jack Ely poses for a portrait with his group "Jack Ely And The Kingsmen" in 1964. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema The Kingsmen Band sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. Like many fledgling bands of the day, they copied what they heard on the radio: Elvis, The Ventures, Country music, r&b, and the burgeoning Northwest Sound. Kingsmen - The Jolly Green Giant on Mono 1964 Wand 45 RPM Record. The Kingsmen are a garage/frat rock group from Portland, Oregon. Posted at 05:52 PM | Permalink | Reblog (0) Comments. Easton, L. Easton, L.Easton, Lynn Easton Formerly Of The Kingsmen, Lynne Easton, Lyon Easton [a578584] Artist . Read The Kingsmen's bio and find out more about The Kingsmen's songs, albums, and chart history. Lynn Easton's mother owned the band name and thought her darling son belonged out front, so he was replaced on drums by Dick Petersen. All the guide you'll ever need. : In 1959 Lynn Easton and Jack Ely started a band that wound eventually be called the Kingmen after another band named the Kingmen broke up. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. i went over to his house a few times and commissioned him to make me a couple of clocks, one that hangs in Music Millennium and one that I gave to my wife as a gift. In August 1963, Easton declared that he wanted to step out from behind the drum kit and become the Kingsmen’s vocalist, so Ely would have to be … 1963 The Kingsmen in Person (LP, Sundazed) 1964 The Kingsmen, Vol. Most bass players that cover "Louie" only play the 3 notes. 1963 … In 1963, with Mike Mitchell on guitar, Bob Norby on bass and Don Galluci on keyboards when into a recording studio and recorded what is knownas one of the most revered songs in rock & roll. The original line-up was Jacky Ely (guitar/lead vocals), Lynn Easton (drums), Mike Mitchell (lead guitar), Bob Nordby (bass) and Don Galucci (piano). Joel | Following legal action on both sides, Easton established his right to the "Kingsmen" name. Easton, whose mother had registered the name of the group and therefore owned it, declared that from this point on he intended to be the singer, forcing Ely to play the drums. Contact Us | About Oregon Music News | Advertise With Us OMN Contributors | Web Help, Oregon Music News: Oregon’s all-genre music magazine since 2009, tchell on guitar, Bob Norby on bass and Don Galluci on keyboards when into a recording studio and recorded what is known, Chris Doss PDX Jazz ED on every performance in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival / Cofffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 273, Byla Rose: "Time" OMN featured video / Premiere (426), Jeff Langston: From to Berklee to Antony and the Johnsons to returning to Oregon. His parents said no touring until he finished school so he was replaced by Barry Curtis. A rock & roll band from Portland, Oregon, the Kingsmen's one big hit "Louie, Louie" defined the garage-band style and became one of the all-time classics. April 26, 2020 at 07:48 PM. Robbie | Alben. This is from Terry Currier on the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Facebook page. The Kingsmen's version of Richard Berry's ubiquitous "Louie, Louie" was a smash number two hit in November 1963, and is still the most famous and best on oldies stations. The two began playing parties at a local yacht club, and within a year they'd expanded to a quartet with the addition of guitarist Mike Mitchell and bassist Bob Nordby. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. And, the drummer on “Louie Louie.” I have always loved drums since my … Thu 23 Feb 2006 19.12 EST. Lynne Easton. As young teenagers, they played high school parties, teen dances, supermarket openings, and fashion shows. My sister Lynne Easton, a make-up artist to some of the world's top pop stars, has died suddenly, aged 46. 2 (LP, Sundazed) 1965 The Kingsmen on Campus (LP, Sundazed) 1965 The Kingsmen, Vol. Ely sang. This is from Terry Currier on the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Facebook page. The two remaining original Kingsmen, Lynn Easton and Mike Mitchell, toured as the official band. A major tip of the hat to a great person and one of members of Kingsmen, who gave us one of the great singles of all-time in rock & roll….LOUIE LOUIE! The two founders have passed on, Jack Ely in 2015 and Lynn Easton in 2020.. "Louie Louie" experienced a revival when it was featured in the movie Animal House in 1978. April 27, 2020 at 09:12 AM. Never did know Lynn Easton in Kingsman days. A … Posted by: I wasnt allowed to listen to any music that wasnt KWJJ or KRDR style till I was around 10 or 11, and got a transistor radio. Get recommendations for other artists you'll love. Wählen Sie aus erstklassigen Inhalten zum Thema The Kingsmen Band in … This led Jack Ely and Bob Nordby to quit the group in 1963, and Gary Abbott and Norm Sundholm were added to play drums and bass, respectively. The amps were originally developed to accommodate the larger venues the Kingsmen were playing after Louie, Louie hit. So when the consumer says, "That's the version from Animal House that Belushi got down to, I want that for my parties," he or she blunders into history. Numerous changes were coming soon. His parents said no touring until he finished school so he was replaced by Barry Curtis. Sundholm went on to develop the Sunn -- SUNN0))) -- brand of amplifiers with his brother Conrad. Posted by: Posted by: Thank you!!! The band first got together in 1959. This was the lineup when they recorded their version of Louie, Louie at NWI. I can remember when Steve West and Doc Holliday played with the Raiders before Drake Levin and Phil Volk. The Kingsmen were not even the first Pacific Northwest group to record a version of Richard Berry’s relatively obscure 1957 single. Oregon Music News - Oregon's all-genre, music magazine covers music news and events in Portland and throughout the state. BREAKING BAD .... YOU WILL BINGE THIS », Posted by Star Stations LLC at 11:43 AM in Music, Northwest History | Permalink. The original line-up was Jacky Ely (guitar/lead vocals), Lynn Easton (drums), Mike Mitchell (lead guitar), Bob Nordby (bass) and Don Galucci (piano). JannM | After the hit, Lynne moved to up front to be the vocalist and lasted there till 1967. This line-up stayed intact from late 1963 into 1966 and charted multiple singles and albums with Easton as the principal vocalist. Antony Easton. After Lynn Easton’s mother enlisted Jack to perform at a local yacht club, joined by high school colleagues, the Kingsmen were born. Don Gallucci was only 16 and still in high school (Franklin I think.) Don Gallucci was only 16 and still in high school (Franklin I think.) The Kingsmen are a garage/frat rock group from Portland, Oregon. The band’s recording of "Louie Louie" was a nationwide hit in 1964, and it has remained one of the most popular rock songs of all time. Following legal action on both sides, Easton established his right to the "Kingsmen" name. They never practiced at … I have no idea what happened to Bob Nordby, but he was replaced on bass by Norm Sundholm. In the early 60s I was the co-founder, performer and leader of the Kingsmen. Lynn Easton (Gesang, Saxofon) Gary Abott (Schlagzeug) Don Gallucci (Orgel) Mike Mitchell (Gitarre) Norman Sundholm (Gitarre, Bass) Diskografie Alben. I have no idea what happened to Bob Nordby, but he was replaced on bass by Norm Sundholm. I guess they never listened to the kingsmen's version very closely. Lynn Easton's mother owned the band name and thought her darling son belonged out front, so he was replaced on drums by Dick Petersen. 3 (LP, Sundazed) 1966 Up and Away (LP , Sundazed) Singles/EPs. : In 1959 Lynn Easton and Jack Ely started a band that wound eventually be called the Kingmen after another band named the Kingmen broke up. Edit Artist ; Share. Lynn Easton, the Kingsmen`s original drummer, had a bombshell waiting for his bandmates. BREAKING BAD .... YOU WILL BINGE THIS ». Enjoyed him. P.O. He also had the knack for building things and working with wood. Marketplace 1,917 For Sale. The two remaining original Kingsmen, Lynn Easton and Mike Mitchell, toured as the official band. The Kingsmen were formed in Portland, Oregon in 1959 by guitarist and singer Jack Ely and drummer Lynn Easton, two teenagers who had been friends for years. For example, I attended a Girl Scout day camp for 2 wk, and kids were talking Young Rascals, Lovin Spoonful, etc, and I had no concept. Jahr Titel Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, Auszeichnung Charts Chartplatzierungen (Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen) Anmerkungen US; 1964 The Kingsmen In Person US 20 (131 Wo.) Lynn Easton, co-founder of the Kingsmen, whose performance of LOUIE LOUIE inspired countless toga parties, a gazillion re-recordings of the song, and an actual FBI investigation... passed away last week. The Kingsmen sind – mit dem einzigen verbliebenen Urmitglied, Gitarrist Mike Mitchell ... Don Gallucci: Tasteninstrumente ; Lynn Easton: Schlagzeug ; Diskografie Alben. The band got its start in Portland in 1959 when two teenaged friends, drummer Lynn Easton and guitarist Jack Ely, started playing popular music together. 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