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  1. Jack Ely, lead singer of The Kingsmen, who were best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, has died at the age of 71. His son Sean Ely said the musician died at home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness. "Because of his religious beliefs, we're not even sure what (the illness) was," he said. Ely's incoherent singing on Louie Louie led the FBI to investigate the famous track on the grounds that it might be obscene. The law enforcement agents concluded, in a lengthy investigative report, that the song was "unintelligible at any speed". Ely had a falling out with the band shortly af
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