454. The Kingsmen

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There are those in the Hall for one album, and it can even be debated in selected cases that it is for one song. With that said, can a case be made for the Kingsmen whose lone hit was a song that they didn’t even write? It is very hard to argue that the Kingsmen rendition of Louie Louie could be the most defining Garage song of all time and helped make Rock and Roll unsafe again. If any band could get in for a song they didn’t write, this is it.




Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (London, England)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

The Kingsmen in Person (1963)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Louie Louie (Single, 1963)

Should The Kingsmen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 52.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 42.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
Last modified on Sunday, 05 June 2022 17:28

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