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Reel Reviews – Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Reel Review #12: This is a documentary that came out in 2003 about Rodney Bingenheimer who is better know as Rodney on the ROQ. Rodney is a Los Angeles radio DJ on KROQ, best know for breaking some of the biggest bands first – often before they even had a record deal. His ability to spot music is amazing. More amazing is the interesting life he has carved out for himself among the celebrity culture of Los Angeles. He is a Zelig like figure, whom celebrities have embraced. This film is a fascinating look at a man who was at the center of it all and never tried to cash in, he did it all for the love of the music.

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  1. Gravatar Icon 1 drew Nov 30th, 2004 at 9:30 am

    awesome review! i grew up in burbank listening to KROQ and i remember as a little kid, i’d stay up late recording his show at night for my older brother who was out partying, so that he could listen to it the next day. he always played the best stuff!

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Nov 30th, 2004 at 1:08 pm

    Drew, glad you enjoyed it. I agree, Rodney is great on the radio.

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