International Louie Louie Day Date in the current year: April 11, 2016

International Louie Louie Day International Louie Louie Day is an annual holiday dedicated to Richard Berry and his famous rhythm and blues song “Louie Louie”. It is celebrated on April 11 (Richard Berry's birthday).

Richard Berry was an African-American singer, composer, and musician. He was born on April 11, 1935. He bean singing and playing piano while studying in high school. At the age of 18, Berry joined the doo-wop group The Flares.

Two years later, Richard Berry wrote his most famous song, “Louie Louie”. It was recorded and released in 1957. The song became a minor regional hit. It became a national and international hit in 1963, when The Kingsmen released a cover version of Berry's song.

Since then, “Louie Louie” has become one of the world's most recorded rock songs. Many publications and organizations worldwide have recognized its immense influence on the development of rock and roll.

International Louie Louie Day was created to celebrate one of the most famous rock standards and its creator. It is listed by the National Special Events Registry, Chase's Calendar of Events, and other sources. The holiday is celebrated with special radio programs, newspaper and magazine articles, karaoke contests, parades, and other events organized by volunteers.

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