21 Jan 2015

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Kim Fowley

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 21 January 2015

Kim Fowley passed away last week at the age of 75. He was a rock and roll original… a producer, songwriter, arranger, artist, label owner and all-around hustler who started out in 1959 at the age of 19 and help sell over 100 million records during his wildly eclectic career. Best known for forming and producing all-girl punk band The Runaways in the mid-70s, Fowley worked with everyone from The Beatles to Kiss, from Alice Cooper to Helen Reddy. Kim's solo records are some of the most outrageous recordings of the 1960s. He travelled the world looking for talent, even spending time in New Zealand in 1980 where he produced Street Talk and The Crocodiles. He was active right up until his death, always looking for the next big thing… always hustling.