Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kim Fowley, rock ’n’ roll...

...record producer, songwriter, publisher, promoter and singer, died at age 75.

Among others, Mr. Fowley produced “Popsicles and Icicles” by the Murmaids, above. The song, written by David Gates, the future founder and front man of Bread, reached No. 3 on the pop charts in January 1964. (It's bubblegum, I know; sue me.)

The Murmaids were a one-hit wonder all-female vocal trio composed of sisters Carol and Terry Fischer; and Sally Gordon from Los Angeles, California. In 1963 the Fischer sisters were 15 and 17 years old; Sally Gordon, also 17, was a friend and neighbor.

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