Jack Ely, lead singer for The Kingsmen and a native of Portland, OR, died late Monday (April 27, 2015). He was 71.
"Louie Louie" singer Jack Ely has died at the age of 71 http://t.co/xzSpCeItwR
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) April 29, 2015
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