Kim Fowley dies

Kim FowleyHe was a fighter and a schemer to the very end, ruling his little empire from the hospital bed, but yesterday Kim Fowley lost his battle with cancer. The legendary producer and manager passed away, aged 75. Remembered mostly for creating and making moves for THE RUNAWAYS, there was much much more to Kim who, unlike many of his colleagues, knew every side of the business being a musician himself. Fowley wrote lyrics for “Portobello Road,” the B-side of Cat Stevens’ debut single and co-penned “Escape” for Alice Cooper’s “Welcome To My Nightmare,” as well as “Do You Love Me” from KISS’ “Destroyer.” He also worked a studio mojo for SOFT MACHINE’s first ’45 and for WIGWAM’s "Tombstone Valentine", and it was with regards to the latter prog classic that Kim got in touch with this scribe, having left a comment, which is reproduced below – we exchanged messages for a while… The sadder is the legend’s leaving our world. Rest In Peace, Kim.

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January 16, 2015

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