Richard Berry

Doo Wop

Birth name: Richard Berry Jr. aka Richard Berry, Years active 1950s-1996

always klick on pic’s.

Extension, Louisiana, USA

Born April 11, 1935; Died Jan. 23, 1997 (aged 61), Inglewood, California

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Richard Berry, Jr. (April 11, 1935 – January 23, 1997) was an African-American singer, songwriter and musician, who performed with many Los Angeles doo-wop and close harmony groups in the 1950s, including The Flairs and The Robins.

He is best known as the composer and original performer of the rock standard "Louie Louie". The song went on to be a hit for The Kingsmen, becoming one of the most recorded songs of all time; however, Berry received little financial benefit for writing it until the 1980s, having signed away his rights to the song in 1959. In that same year, he wrote and released "Have Love, Will Travel", which has been covered by many artists. 


Original release FLIP 321 (US) 1956  //  ERA 3125 (US) 02/1964

This release, re-issue on UNDERGROUND URC 1154 (Can) [1979]

Richard Berry - Louie Louie  //  The Bermudas - Donnie - 1964

Louie Louie - 1956 

More Happy-tiger era 5064 - 1959

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