Monday, June 02, 2008

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Somehow I missed this movie when it came out a few years back but Whitney recommended it to me and, man, is it good. It's the story of Rodney Bingenheimer who was kind of a legendary figure here on the strip back in the 60's and later a dj here on KROQ. Despite always being instrumental in hundreds of artists' discovery and development he never really made any money out of it.

Long story short, the guy pretty much had an in with everyone who was anyone in music. Everyone. John, Paul, Elvis, Bowie. You name it.

Easily the best rock documentary I've seen since "Dig!"

If you like yourself the rock and roll, I frikkin' highly recommend it.

2 Comments:

Blogger minus five said...

i hope you're out this very minute, having a beer for obama!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Yes, indeed. Although I threw it all up upon seeing that old guy in front of the lime green backdrop. Whose idea was that?

2:28 PM  

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