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Louie Louie


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Also known as LOUIE CORDERO.

Louie Louie (born Louis Cordero) grew up in California with three brothers and two sisters. Throughout his childhood, his family moved frequently through the state and he went to a new school almost every year. When Louie was 15, he started entering and winning dance contests at colleges. When he graduated from high school, he worked in the car business by day like his Dad, but still continued to do the dance contests at various clubs around Southern California at night. He eventually quit selling cars to pursue dancing and acting full-time.

On an audition for a break dancing movie in 1984, a casting director saw Louie and knew he would be perfect for Madonna’s new “Borderline” video. Louie met Madonna, the two clicked immediately and he got the job. The two became close and one day when Madonna heard him sing in the car she said, “Oh my God you sing, too. We’re gonna be the Olivia Newton John and Travolta of Hollywood.”

Louie also played ‘Rick’ in “House Party 2.”

In April 1990, Louie released his first album, “THE STATE I’M IN”, which was regarded by Rolling Stone as having “…enough emotional dynamics to keep listeners busy in their brains, as well as their butts”.

The album’s first single, “Sittin’ In The Lap of Luxury”, featured trumpet by Dizzie Gillespie and enjoyed success on Billboards Hot 100, Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Charts. A second single off the album, “I Wanna Get Back With You”, also spent time on the charts. Louie also toured the United States and Canada with Erasure for the album.


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