Richard Berry United States

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Richard Berry (April 11, 1935–January 23, 1997) was an American singer and songwriter, best known as the composer and original performer of the rock standard "Louie Louie". He was born in Extension, Louisiana, and moved with his family to Los Angeles as a baby. He began singing and playing in local doo-wop groups, recording with several of them including The Penguins, The Cadets and The Chimes, before joining The Flairs (who also recorded as The Debonaires and The Flamingoes) in 1953.

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