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Taking Music Backwards Into Tomorrow

Kim Fowley, music business legend, is dead

Most famous amongst fans of our kind of music for his 1960s single 'The Trip', Fowley started out in Los Angeles in the late 1950s as part of The Argyles with their hit record 'Alley Oop'. From that point onwards, he was involved in musical projects too numerous to name (many of them can be found on the album 'Impossible But True'). His name became known to more people in recent years with the release of the film The Runaways, the story of the band that he helped to form and promoted. And which ultimately led to Joan Jett hitting big with 'I Love Rock'n'Roll'. Our involvement with him was in 2003, when he curated and performed at the Dirty Water Club at the Boston Music Room, an evening that is memorable for many reasons, good and bad. A real character on the LA music scene for over 50 years, he will be sorely missed.

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