‘Joan doesn’t wanna talk about it at all. It wasn’t a total surprise that she didn’t’… ‘Joan very much believes in that rock myth Fowley’ added Cherkis. ‘In the L.A. Weekly she said, ‘These girls, they wanted to make him out to be this bad guy, but they’re just blaming him for their own failure.’ That was the gist. ‘Was there abuse? If there was, why did we take it then?’
Kim Fowley died earlier this week but rock nyc enjoyed one last viewing of the legendary LA rock and roll mastermind at a 2013 book signing. Our own legendary LA rock and roll mastermind Alyson Camus was confused by the whole thing, and we post the story here -rnyc
Hollywood impresario, producer, self-promoter, talent scout for the crass just-for-the-sake-of-it, third or fourth-tier glam rock artist, all of it over the span of half a century. In the obituaries everyone’s come out with praise and fond memories of a life goodly lived.
Listening to him and his non-stop flow of words, you could have imagined this guy doing about anything, touching elbows with the greatest but staying weird enough to be at the edge of mainstream culture. He looked like a cross between John Waters and Kenneth Anger, this kind of iconoclastic and colorful character who rarely exists anymore these days