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Guest Columnist: John Brower – Kim Fowley’s BIGGEST Contribution to Pop Culture

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2015 by segarini


(Editor’s Note – Not wanting to make yesterday’s Kim Fowley Tribute any larger than it already was, I left this out, but realized today what a fine remembrance it is, and how absolutely essential Kim was to our musical history and culture. This addendum is an eyewitness account of Kim’s magic from another madman, my good friend and slightly crazed pop culture icon himself, John Brower….)

Kim Fowley left us this past week but he will always live on in the hearts and minds of so many millions who were the beneficiaries of his talent and generosity. I am proud and honored to be among them.

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Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by segarini

Doug Thompson headshotUsually, any 50th anniversary is a cause for celebration.  But the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan TV Show in New York was especially fun.  And if you’re not tired of all The Beatles coverage, here’s a little more for you to digest.  As most of the world knows by now, these four Liverpool lads – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – along with manager Brian Epstein and record producer George Martin, revolutionized music, fashion and merchandising from 1964 through to the end of the decade.  And Canada played a major part in much of it.

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