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Rodney Bingenheimer

1947-12-15 Mountain View, California, USA

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rodney Bingenheimer, born December 15, 1947, is a radio disc jockey on the long-running Los Angeles rock station KROQ who is notable for helping numerous iconic bands become successful in the American market. His contribution to the music business has been described as important. He developed a reputation for being the first American deejay to identify new artists and play "edgy new bands" such as Blondie, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Duran Duran, The Cure, Joan Jett, No Doubt, Blur, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Bangles, X, Coldplay and many others. He managed a key but now-defunct L.A. nightclub called English Disco in the early seventies.He was the subject of a documentary by late filmmaker George Hickenlooper entitled Mayor of the Sunset Strip which told the story of a groupie-turned-kingmaker with a knack for making friends in the music industry. He was described as a "famous groupie, now respectable" by Mick Jagger and he has numerous high-profile friends. In 2007, he was honored with the 2,330th star on Hollywood Boulevard. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rodney Bingenheimer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Bad Reputation Herself 2018-09-28
Debbie Harry - Atomic Blondie 2018-08-10
Ghostroads 2018-08-31
Absolute Vow Wanderer 2017-10-24
B.C. Butcher Himself 2016-01-08
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard Himself 2014-08-16
Clockwork Orange County 2012-07-04
We Were Feared Himself 2010-04-25
Iconoclast Himself 2010-08-17
Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Rockula Rodney Bingenheimer 1990-02-23
Back to the Beach Himself 1987-08-07
X: The Unheard Music 1986-03-01
Up in Smoke Rodney Bingenheimer 1978-01-01
Mondo Hollywood 1967-06-30
Untitled KROQ Documentary