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Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie’ Guitarist, Mike Mitchell Passes Away at 77

Mike Mitchell, guitarist and co-founder of the Kingsmen, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 16th. No cause of death was announced.

Dick Peterson, drummer of the band, confirmed Mitchell’s passing and went on to say “we are deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. He was the kindest and most generous man on the planet. For the past 57 years, we have been playing colleges, fairs, and festivals, vintage car shows and rock n’ roll shows throughout the USA. Mike is irreplaceable, and he will be greatly missed not only by us but the fans as well. Mike was a favorite for his comedic nature as well as his musicianship.”

RIP to a talented soul.


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