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Crime History: Two-year FBI probe finds 'Louie Louie' unintelligible

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On this day, May 17, in 1965, after a nearly two-year investigation, the FBI Laboratory declared the lyrics of "Louie Louie" to be unintelligible. The Kingsmen's 1963 cover about a Jamaican sailor who missed his girlfriend had caused a countrywide panic. Rumors spread that the incoherent lyrics were really about sex and that the X-rated version could be heard by spinning the record at different...

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