22 May 2010

Access All Areas: The Runaways with Kim Fowley

From Access All Areas, 5:00 pm on 22 May 2010
The Runaways with Kim Fowley

The Runaways (from left, Joan Jett, Peggy Foster, Sandy West, Cherie Currie, and Lita Ford) with produce/manager Kim Fowley in Los Angeles in 1975. Photo: MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES

All-female rock band The Runaways had a brief, crash-and-burn history in the mid to late '70s, which has just been made into a Hollywood movie. The band's manager and producer Kim Fowley calls himself "The psycho Svengali". Trevor Reekie talks to the 71 year old.