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Thread: Larry "Wild Man" Fischer , we hardly knew ye

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    Default 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!
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    Fischer died on June 15, 2011 after heart problems.

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    Funny....I just watched the video about him on youtube. After watching that the song "my name is Larry" wasnt quite as funny.
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    Bye Larry!

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    I'm A Christmas Tree is in my regular music rotation...

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    oh the glory days of listening to Dr Demento on Sunday nights, rest in peace Wild Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    oh the glory days of listening to Dr Demento on Sunday nights, rest in peace Wild Man.
    YES! I remember those nights fondly and to this day think how I was one of very very few 12 year old kids who knew the Pico and Sepulveda song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcheck View Post
    YES! I remember those nights fondly and to this day think how I was one of very very few 12 year old kids who knew the Pico and Sepulveda song.
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