Mayor of the Sunset Strip tells the story of music, celebrity and the pursuit of fame through the eyes of pop impresario Rodney Bingenheimer.
Motivated by his love for music and the allure of Hollywood, Rodney first hit the infamous Sunset Strip as a teenager during its psychedelic 1960s heyday. A constantly evolving fixture as scenester, journalist, promoter and club owner, Bingenheimer was deemed "Mayor of the Sunset Strip". He began spinning records on Los Angeles' cutting-edge radio station KROQ, and soon became one of the country's most well known DJs. Rodney was the first to play songs by David Bowie, Blondie, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, No Doubt, Coldplay, Oasis, to name a few.
This compelling documentary unveils the unusual life of a man who was taken in by Sonny and Cher as a teenager, was a stand-in for Davie Jones on the Monkees, and went on to launch the careers of a multitude of stars.