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    Posted: 19 Jan 2015 at 4:54pm

Kim Fowley, music producer/songwriter/singer died on 1/15 of bladder cancer at the age of 75.

He wasn't really a big name, but he created/produced/wrote for The Runaways in the 70s, and was involved with many pop bands/songs in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  He produced and/or wrote songs such as Alley Oop (Hollywood Gargyles), They're Coming to Take Me Away (Louis XIV), and many others.  He also produced and wrote for such acts as Warren Zevon, Gene Vincent, Jonathan Richman, Alice Cooper, The Seekers, The Seeds, and many more.  He also put out many records of his own, all entirely forgettable.



RIP, Kim.  Thanks for Joan Jett.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tikibagger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2015 at 3:48am
Learn more about Kim by watching the Rodney on the Roq bio pick Mayor of Sunset Strip..he was a pretty degenerate bastard but definitely a colorful type--whats wild is Cherie Currie basically said he molested and psychologically abused her in the Runaways days..then ends up caring for him in his last years

Cherie Currie is a SAINT

she also is a wizard with a chainsaw--her carvings are godlike--look her up on google
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Yeah, I saw The Mayor of Sunset Strip.  

I was a fan of the Runaways since the 70s.  Saw them twice when they were on tour with the Ramones.  I guess time heals wounds.  The remaining Runaways, especially Jett and Ford, probably realize that as awful as Fowley might've been, they may not have become who they are without him.






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^ Kind of like Stockholm Syndrome?  Cry

Even though the girls became famous because of Fowley, it doesn't excuse repulsive behavior.  No need to make this guy a saint just because he kicked the bucket.  Evil Smile
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Per Cherie Curry in the following article, it's unclear if he actually molested or raped her himself.  It's all kinda vague.  The only thing she alleges he actually did was to pimp her out to some guy in the music biz, and to have sex with another woman while making the girls watch.



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Thanks for the article, Thor.  Where were her parents at the age of 15?  Were the girls really runaways and needed this Kim character to get them off the street and into showbiz?
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I saw the movie, but don't remember much of that stuff.  When it comes to music, I generally don't pay much attention to artists' personal lives.  I couldn't even tell you if Mick Jagger's married these days, or if he even has any kids.  

Rock music's full of all sorts of sordid stories, especially back in the 70s.  Thus, the marriage of "sex, drugs and rock and roll".


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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


I saw the movie, but don't remember much of that stuff.  When it comes to music, I generally don't pay much attention to artists' personal lives.  I couldn't even tell you if Mick Jagger's married these days, or if he even has any kids.  


Well, Mick Jagger isn't married at present but he has 7 children with 4 women.  Did you hear about his long-time girlfriend committing suicide last year?  L'wren Scott.
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Never even heard of her.  

That's what I mean.  I pay as little attention as possible to this stuff.  In fact, I've paid little attention to the Stones' music since the late 70s.  Didn't care for much of their stuff after the Some Girls album.




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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


Never even heard of her.  

That's what I mean.  I pay as little attention as possible to this stuff.  In fact, I've paid little attention to the Stones' music since the late 70s.  Didn't care for much of their stuff after the Some Girls album.




I don't go digging around for the latest scoop and gossip on the Stones.  It was on the Internet news (Google and Yahoo for example) right up there with the "other" world-changing riveting news.  Tongue Embarrassed   I haven't paid any attention to their "new" work since 1980.  Wink
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My online newspaper of choice was the SF Chronicle (SFGate.com).  But they recently changed the layout and it's horrible.  Headlines, pictures and ads haphazardly strewn about all over their homepage.  With all that visual overload, it'd be unlikely for me to even see such a story.  It's hard enough to find even the really important stories on that site.  Angry

And yeah, the Stones lost it by 1980.  Even if they had a hit or two, it just wasn't that great.  They operate on sheer momentum.  Of course, they had a lot of momentum to keep going on.


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Kim Fowley's knowledge of music was incredible and encyclopedic.  He was a great DJ on the Underground Garage.  I listened to his last broadcast last Saturday and felt sadder than I should have.  When his show ended, I actually said out loud "Don't go, Kim!"  Rest in peace.
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