Wild Man Fischer, Mentally Ill Musician, Dies 66

Wild Man Fischer (November 6, 1944 – June 15, 2011) was an American songwriter in the outsider genre. He was notable for being responsible for Rhino Records' first release, Go To Rhino Records (1975). Described by Allmusic as "certified paranoid schizophrenic and acid casualty", Fischer's highly unusual style had developed a cult following.

Wild Man Fischer Cause of Death
Fischer died in Los Angeles, on June 15, 2011 after heart problems.

Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, early 1980's

I met Larry when I was at

I met Larry when I was at UCLA, in 1968 or 1969. He sang "Merry-go-Round." A week later, I picked him up in my car while he was hitch-hiking. He didn't remember me. RIP, Larry.