1963-11-00 Springsteen Residence, Freehold, NJ

Arguably the first, possibly the greatest and certainly most controversial of all the U.S.A.'s mid-60s garage/frat-rock singles, "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen, explodes nationally in the U.S. during October 1963, reaching #2 on the national charts in December 1963 (despite a radio ban in some markets due to alleged naughty lyrics). The single stays in the charts for many months and is all the chatter on high school campuses from mid-1963 to mid-1964. Springsteen, like many aspiring young musicians, is strongly influenced by the single.

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