Jack Ely


Age: 71

Summary: former lead singer of The Kingsmen who first recorded the rock classic Louie Louie in 1963 and unwittingly inspired one of the first federal investigations into dirty song lyrics, but the FBI eventually determined the song was "unintelligible at any speed."

Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness

Born: September 11, 1943

Died: April 28, 2015

Terrebonne, Oregon