Newswire: R.I.P. record producer and Runaways manager Kim Fowley

As first reported by Peermusic CEO Ralph Peer, record producer and Runaways manager Kim Fowley has died. No official cause of death has been given, but Rolling Stone says he had been undergoing treatments for bladder cancer over the last few months. He was 75.

An iconic figure in the L.A. rock scene, Fowley first broke into the music industry in the late-’50s and early-’60s by producing records for some of his friends, as well as successful novelty pop songs like “Alley Oop” and “Nut Rocker”—a parody of “March Of The Wooden Soldiers” from The Nutcracker. He also worked as a producer and occasional co-songwriter for artists like Paul Revere & The Raiders, Yusuf Islam (though he was Cat Stevens at the time), Alice Cooper, Gene Vincent, and Warren Zevon, as well as a solo career of his own. Fowley is also often credited with starting …

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