Lou Courtney


Lou Courtney (August 15, 1943 - June 25, 2021, b. Louis Russell Pegues) was a soul/pop singer-songwriter who became famous during the late 1960s. As a performing artist, his best known songs and biggest crossover successes include the dance hits, "Skate Now" and "Do The Thing," which both made the R&B Top 20 in 1967. He also wrote songs for such bands and artists as Chubby Checker, Freddie & The Dreamers, The McCoys, The Nashville Teens, and Mary Wells.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Do The Thing (1967)
  • Skate Now (1967)

Pop charts debut year: 1967

Years active: 1962 - ca. 1980s

Genres: Soul, pop, funk

Labels: Imperial, Riverside, Pop-Side, Verve, Epic, RCA


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