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June 15, 2003 | Steve Hochman
"Mayor of the Sunset Strip," a documentary premiering Tuesday as the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Film Festival, is the "Zelig" of L.A. rock 'n' roll -- but it's not fiction. It's the story of Rodney Bingenheimer, who in his 25 years as the reedy-voiced Rodney on the Roq at radio trendsetter KROQ-FM (106.7) was among the first to play new rock forces from the Ramones to Coldplay for the American public. And before that he sparked the Hollywood glitter scene with his English Disco club in the early '70s.
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June 18, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg
After months of harping about how rapidly Ryan Seacrest landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his brief radio career, KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean held a fundraiser Friday to help procure a star for fellow DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Since 1976, Bingenheimer has become a legend in music circles, credited as the first major American DJ to play such acts as the Go-Go's, No Doubt, Van Halen, Nirvana, Coldplay and the Sex Pistols.
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March 26, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
His is a name you can't make up, a voice you can't forget even if you want to, a look beyond duplication or even description. He's been called the prince of pop, the king of L.A. radio, even, as an intriguing new documentary has it, the "Mayor of the Sunset Strip." But who is Rodney Bingenheimer really, and why should anyone care? Although currently relegated to a Sunday midnight to 3 a.m. slot, Bingenheimer has been a fixture at Los Angeles' KROQ-FM (106.7) since 1976.
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March 26, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
His is a name you can't make up, a voice you can't forget even if you want to, a look beyond duplication or even description. He's been called the prince of pop, the king of L.A. radio, even, as an intriguing new documentary has it, the "Mayor of the Sunset Strip." But who is Rodney Bingenheimer really, and why should anyone care? Although currently relegated to a Sunday midnight to 3 a.m. slot, Bingenheimer has been a fixture at Los Angeles' KROQ-FM (106.7) since 1976.
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July 7, 1996 | Jon Matsumoto, Jon Matsumoto is a regular contributor to Calendar
With his diffident manner and languorous speech, disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer hardly fits the stereotype of the self-assured and smooth-talking rock 'n' roll radio personality. For 20 years he's hosted "Rodney on the Roq," a Sunday night free-form alternative rock program on KROQ-FM (106.7), yet that hasn't given Bingenheimer the confidence to overcome his self-acknowledged timidity.
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June 18, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg
After months of harping about how rapidly Ryan Seacrest landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his brief radio career, KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean held a fundraiser Friday to help procure a star for fellow DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Since 1976, Bingenheimer has become a legend in music circles, credited as the first major American DJ to play such acts as the Go-Go's, No Doubt, Van Halen, Nirvana, Coldplay and the Sex Pistols.
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October 4, 2001 | KASTLE WASERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The British music invasion may have begun when the Beatles landed in America in the '60s. But in Los Angeles, the British truly arrived with Rodney's English Disco. The legendary nightclub, pioneered by Rodney Bingenheimer, was L.A.'s prime nighttime playground in the 1970s, complete with a VIP booth filled with rock stars, as well as groupies, flamboyant characters on the dance floor and a shy deejay named Rodney who spun the sounds of glitter rock into Los Angeles' music scene.
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June 29, 2003 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
THE Bangles squeezed past waiting ticket-holders, among them David Arquette, as a harried event staffer wearing a "You're in and you're happening" placard shouted: "I'm not letting anyone else in! So don't ask!" A few minutes later, people stampeded past her into the Sunset Boulevard theater. This was far more fan fervor than even director George Hickenlooper expected for the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of his documentary, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip."
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September 25, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cain and Abel . . . Capulet and Montague . . . Hatfield and McCoy . . . Giants and Dodgers. . . . Don't add Rodney Bingenheimer and Chris Carter to that list of historic rivals, though these two close friends find themselves on opposite sides in a war of the airwaves. Bingenheimer, of course, is Rodney on the Roq, the longest-tenured on-air figure at KROQ-FM (106.7).
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March 21, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
"What's happening?" says Rodney Bingenheimer, looking up from his breakfast of fruit and scrambled egg whites. He's sitting in the far corner booth at the Denny's coffee shop in Hollywood's Gower Gulch, where he arrives every day at 1 p.m. "What's happening?" has been his immutable greeting since the phrase was new, back in the euphoric bloom of the Sunset Strip in the '60s, and it served him well through subsequent eras -- glam and punk, new wave and Brit-pop, power-pop and alt-rock.
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March 21, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
"What's happening?" says Rodney Bingenheimer, looking up from his breakfast of fruit and scrambled egg whites. He's sitting in the far corner booth at the Denny's coffee shop in Hollywood's Gower Gulch, where he arrives every day at 1 p.m. "What's happening?" has been his immutable greeting since the phrase was new, back in the euphoric bloom of the Sunset Strip in the '60s, and it served him well through subsequent eras -- glam and punk, new wave and Brit-pop, power-pop and alt-rock.
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June 29, 2003 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
THE Bangles squeezed past waiting ticket-holders, among them David Arquette, as a harried event staffer wearing a "You're in and you're happening" placard shouted: "I'm not letting anyone else in! So don't ask!" A few minutes later, people stampeded past her into the Sunset Boulevard theater. This was far more fan fervor than even director George Hickenlooper expected for the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of his documentary, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip."
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June 15, 2003 | Steve Hochman
"Mayor of the Sunset Strip," a documentary premiering Tuesday as the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Film Festival, is the "Zelig" of L.A. rock 'n' roll -- but it's not fiction. It's the story of Rodney Bingenheimer, who in his 25 years as the reedy-voiced Rodney on the Roq at radio trendsetter KROQ-FM (106.7) was among the first to play new rock forces from the Ramones to Coldplay for the American public. And before that he sparked the Hollywood glitter scene with his English Disco club in the early '70s.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2001 | KASTLE WASERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The British music invasion may have begun when the Beatles landed in America in the '60s. But in Los Angeles, the British truly arrived with Rodney's English Disco. The legendary nightclub, pioneered by Rodney Bingenheimer, was L.A.'s prime nighttime playground in the 1970s, complete with a VIP booth filled with rock stars, as well as groupies, flamboyant characters on the dance floor and a shy deejay named Rodney who spun the sounds of glitter rock into Los Angeles' music scene.
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September 25, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cain and Abel . . . Capulet and Montague . . . Hatfield and McCoy . . . Giants and Dodgers. . . . Don't add Rodney Bingenheimer and Chris Carter to that list of historic rivals, though these two close friends find themselves on opposite sides in a war of the airwaves. Bingenheimer, of course, is Rodney on the Roq, the longest-tenured on-air figure at KROQ-FM (106.7).
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July 7, 1996 | Jon Matsumoto, Jon Matsumoto is a regular contributor to Calendar
With his diffident manner and languorous speech, disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer hardly fits the stereotype of the self-assured and smooth-talking rock 'n' roll radio personality. For 20 years he's hosted "Rodney on the Roq," a Sunday night free-form alternative rock program on KROQ-FM (106.7), yet that hasn't given Bingenheimer the confidence to overcome his self-acknowledged timidity.
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June 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Sean "Diddy" Combs, rock disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer and Barbara Walters have something in common: They will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recipients for 2007 were announced Friday by Walk of Fame committee chairman Johnny Grant. The committee said it had reviewed more than 200 nominations to select next year's 23 honorees.
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February 4, 2011
FRIDAY Rodney Bingenheimer presents Club Romper Stomper The Sunset Room, 1430 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 9 p.m. $10 http://www.rodneyontheroq.com FRIDAY First Fridays with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Orchestra Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd. 8 p.m. $9 http://www.nhm.org SUNDAY Super Bowl Party at Gladstone's 17300 Pacific Coast Highway 3:30 p.m. (310) 573-0212 MONDAY School Night with Hanni El Khatib Bardot, 1737 Vine St. 9 p.m., free with RSVP http://www.
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