That spot is now the Comedy Store. Built to record scores to Disney movies, the studios have helped bring to the public classic records by the Doors, Prince, Metallica, Linda Ronstadt, the Rolling Stones and dozens more. Among those who perform over the years include instrumental folk guitarist John Fahey, seminal country singer Rose Maddox and country blues singer Son House.
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He eventually ran restaurants and clubs in Chicago until he moved to Los Angeles with his family. His Italian heritage inspired the delicious food served at the Rainbow, especially the pizza, which was known as the best in the city. Truly a lover of music and the arts, he helped hundreds of artists get their start in Los Angeles.
His passing was announced on the Rainbow's Facebook page :. Inthey opened the Rainbow. Through his businesses he'd witness all that rock royalty had to offer, from the golden age of the 70s to the glam rock excess of the 80s.
During its heyday, the Sunset Strip was the epicentre of musical and cultural revolution, first during the 60s and all the way through hair metal and today. Along with the late Elmer Valentine, Maglieri not only kept things running smoothly on the Strip, he helped nurture young talent new to the scene, as his clubs were known as a launch pad to making it big. Veterans of the Strip have been sharing condolences and memories on social media after the news broke, all of them echoing thankful sentiments for the nightclub impresario for helping out young talent when times were tough.
Because rock 'n' roll is a relatively new art form, we're only just now seeing what happens to people who have, from a very young age, devoted their lives to spreading its gospel. The subject of George Hickenlooper's "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" is Rodney Bingenheimer, a shy, soft-spoken elf of a man who came of age in Hollywood during the '60s the young Sonny and Cher were like surrogate parents to him and went on to become one of the most beloved, respected and instinctive DJs of the '70s and '80s. Bingenheimer used his remarkable radar to search out great songs, done by people you hadn't heard of yetand sent them out on the airwaves before other radio stations would even touch them. You could argue that he played as big a role in shaping the rock 'n' roll culture of the era as the artists themselves did.