Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dead at 77

Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dead at 77
Mike Mitchell, founding member and guitarist for the “Louie Louie” hitmakers the Kingsmen, died Friday on his 77th birthday.

Kingsmen drummer Dick Peterson confirmed Mitchell’s death to Rolling Stone in a statement. No cause of death was provided other than Mitchell “peacefully passed away.”

“We are deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. He was the kindest and most generous man on the planet,” Peterson, a Kingsmen since 1963, said in a statement, “For the past 57 years, we have been playing colleges, fairs, and festivals, vintage car shows and rock n’ roll shows throughout the USA.
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