Kim Fowley (born July 21, 1939, Los Angeles, California, USA – died January 15, 2015, Hollywood, California, USA) was an American record producer, singer, songwriter, musician, publisher and impresario. He started his musical career on February 3, 1959 (coincidentally the day that Buddy Holly
, Ritchie Valens
and the Big Bopper
were killed in a plane crash aka "The Day The Music Died" which is a quote from Don McLean
's song American Pie). He founded music publishers Kim Fowley Pub.
and Kim Fowley Music