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Kim Fowley, the eccentric L.A. producer-manager who created the Runaways, is dead at 75
Kim Fowley, the eccentric L.A. producer-manager who created the Runaways, is dead at 75

Kim Fowley, the mercurial and eccentric music producer and Svengali who created and managed the all-female rock group the Runaways in the 1970s, died Thursday after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 75. Fowley had been periodically posting updates from his bed on his Facebook page, many featuring his wife, Kara Wright, manager of catalog development at Peer Music. Fowley’s death was announced on Twitter by Peer Music Chairman and CEO Ralph Peer II. Last year Foley moved from the hospital to the Los Angeles home of Runaways founding member Cherie Currie, who told Billboard in September that after consulting with Wright about his health, “We agreed a change of...

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