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Kingsmen NewsSeptember 24, 2005 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy (Grammy Foundation) for “Outstanding Contributions to the music community.

2007 The Kingsmen recording of Louie Louie is named by Rolling Stone Magazine “The #4 most influential recording of all time.”

Louie has been in countless motion pictures including, Animal House, Mr. Holland's Opus Quadrophenia, Coupe de Ville, Spaced Invaders, Naked Gun, Past Away, Dave, Jennifer 8, and Down Periscope.

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 50 most important recordings in the 20th Century.

They’ve performed the National Anthem at Sea Hawk Stadium, The Kingdome, Wrigley Field, Peoria Sports Complex, Rice University, SAFECO Field, Oregon State University to name a few!

The Kingsmen performed on Hullabaloo once, American Bandstand 3 times, Shindig 5 times and appeared in the beach party movie with Annette and Frankie, “How To Stuff A Wild Bikini.”

The Kingsmen were the subject of a VH-1 Special in 2000 which discussed the infamous “Louie Louie” FBI case.

Not only did they OPEN the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington in 2000, but they also have a permanent display there, as part of the Northwest Passage exhibit.

They performed at the 40th Anniversary of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington in April 2002.

They appeared in a PBS special entitled “Red, White and Rock”. This special, which began airing in December, 2002 is a celebration of Americana and Rock and Roll’s contribution to all that makes this country wonderful!

“Louie Louie” was voted one of the best dance songs of all times.

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