The following email was circulated
by L.A. artist and bachelor pad music vanguardist Byron Werner.
It is posted here by kind permission of the author.
Tuesday, 07 November, 2000
Upon leaving Barney's
Beanery in Hollywood last night around midnight, I spied a gray-haired
gentleman about to get into a car with a friend of his. He looked
familiar, so I called out, "Larry Fischer? Are you Larry
Fischer?" He said, "Do I look like him?," and
I replied, "Well, yes!"
Indeed it was the
elusive Larry "Wild Man" Fischer. We talked for three
minutes or so. He seemed calmer (!) and in pretty good health.
I told him I'd played his music on [Luxuriamusic] radio, especially
"It's a Money World" and "It's a Hard Business"
(I wish I'd thought to mention "Circles"!). I particularly
told him how wonderful his duet was with Rosemary Clooney on
"Hard Business." [on the 2CD set, THE FISCHER KING, available from
Fischer told me that
Rosemary had told him all about her hard times in the business.
He said that in her study, Rosemary has a photo of herself with
Bobby & Jack Kennedy, as well as a photo of LARRY!
I told him they should
do a whole album together as they made such a great team, and
they worked so well together. He said he wasn't in the music
business anymore, and I, of course, told him he should get back
into it (as everyone is manipulated to tell him).
That's pretty much
it. A nice chance meeting.