About this star

  • Category: Radio
  • Unveiled: 09 Mar 2007
  • Address:
    7001 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 1,428
    Monthly Average: 1,450

Rodney Bingenheimer

Next star: Lewis Milestone
Previous star: Leeza Gibbons


Source: hollywoodchamber.net

Rodney Bingenheimer (born December 15, 1947) is an American 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 D.J. to identify new artists and play "edgy new bands" such as Blondie, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Guns N' Roses, Duran Duran, The Cure, Joan Jett, Hole, Symbol Six, No Doubt, Blur, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Bangles, X and many others. He managed a key but now-defunct L.A. nightclub called Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco in the early seventies. He was the subject of a documentary by late filmmaker George Hickenlooper titled 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.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Rodney Bingenheimer
  • Born: December 15, 1947 (age 67) Mountain View, California
  • Station(s): KROQ
  • Style: Disc jockey
  • Country: United States

Read more about Rodney Bingenheimer at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Rodney Bingenheimer Is Back On The Air (But Not At KROQ)
LAist - News from LA, 2017-06-30 00:21:02
It comes with a little help from Steven Van Zandt. [ more › ]

L.A. Radio Icon Rodney Bingenheimer Lands Weekly Show at Sirius XM's Underground Garage
Billboard, 2017-06-28 17:36:44
Rodney is headed back to the air. Legendary Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer -- the so-called "Mayor of Sunset Strip,"...

Variety, 2017-06-28 14:19:14
SiriusXM announced Wednesday that veteran DJ Rodney Bingenheimer will host a new weekly music show on SiriusXM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel. It will premiere on Sunday, July, 16 at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT, on SiriusXM’s Underground Garage, via satellite on channel 21 and through the SiriusXM app ...

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