After a long battle with bladder cancer, legendary record producer Kim Fowley has died. This news comes via Billboard.
Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of popular music’s limelight, making a name for himself in the 1960s with a string of pop singles with a cultish lean and later managing the ’70s punk girl group the Runaways — the band that introduced Joan Jett to the rock world.
For the last few years, Fowley had a weekly radio show on Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel (heard on XM/Sirius) and continued to broadcast even from his hospital bed.
The video below is one of the first recordings Fowley was responsible for; the music was his closing theme every week at the end of his show.