Joan Jett along with others have paid their tribute at the funeral of Kim Fowley. Jett is a long time popular rocker, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Although Fowley over outlandish reports about his dying wishes, his funeral at the end was a respectful farewell to someone, who during his lifetime whose creative vision touched a remarkable number of artists. it was on January 15, 2014 when Fowley passed away from bladder cancer. And yesterday you could see by the guest list how much he was respected and known, he had been laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
At his funeral there was Jett, who spoke; onetime Power Station frontman Michael Des Barres, who gave the eulogy; ’70s pop star Shaun Cassidy; and famous groupie Pamela Des Barres, author of ‘I’m With the Band.’
Jett,s band Runaways had been managed by Fowley speech was described as “heartfelt” by Billboard.
Over his long career in music, Fowley co-wrote songs with Kiss and Alice Cooper, oversaw sessions for Warren Zevon and the Modern Lovers (which included future members of the Talking Heads and the Cars) and appeared as a sideman on Frank Zappa‘s ‘Freak Out.’ He scored a U.S. No. 1 hit in 1960 with ‘Alley Oop,’ recording with Gary Paxton as the Hollywood Argyles.
TMZ made a splash earlier this week with a report that Fowley’s last wish was to be featured on the cover of Girls and Corpses magazine as the corpse. The magazine’s publisher apparently passed.