Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Rodney Bingenheimer documentary
November 14, 2011 9:25 PM Subscribe
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In Southern California in the 1980s, KROQ had this weird un-DJ-like guy named (seriously) Rodney Bingenheimer
, who came on late at night on Sundays and played punk records and new bands like Blondie, The Ramones, X, Joan Jett, Devo and Cheap Trick. Did this weirdo really have some influence? A 90-minute 2004 documentary now on YouTube, Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Part 1)
tells his story, and it's weirder than you may have imagined.
Literally abandoned at age 16 by his autograph-hound mother in front of Connie Stevens' L.A. home, Bingenheimer embedded himself in the L.A. music scene and never left.