Larry "Wild Man" Fischer , we hardly knew ye
RIP Wild Man
I remember seeing him as a kid singing in the left field pavilion at Dodger stadium.
He used to freak everyone out.
Then the next week hearing him on the Dr Demento show.
The employees (of Rhino Records) became fans of a street musician named Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, a songwriter who could churn out songs about any subject on demand. They were not necessarily great songs, but they were almost always entertaining. Fischer was also a store customer, and store manager Harold Bronson recorded him in the back room of the store in 1975 on a cassette recorder singing a self- penned off-key ditty called "Go to Rhino Records." Although Bronson and Foos saw little more than a funny promotion in this, the song got around, and before long, they got an order for 500 copies from England, where it was being played on the radio!
Fischer died on June 15, 2011 after heart problems.