Rodney and DB, Los Angeles, December 6th 1997.
I am a DJ, and I've got believers...
You should have all now received an e-mail regarding a BowieNet exclusive preview of the new George Hickenlooper documentary film, The Mayor Of Sunset Strip. The film concerns itself with the life and times of the famous LA DJ,
Perhaps most famous for Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco of the early Seventies and his hugely successful, world-famous show, Rodney On-The-ROQ on Los Angeles' KROQ-FM, Rodney has always had his finger on the pulse, as confirmed by David in 1992:
"Alone in L.A. Rodney seemed like myself, an island of anglo 'nowness'. He even knew British singles and bands that I wasn't aware of. There was nothing about him that wasn't 'on'. Rodney single-handedly cut a path through the treacle of the 60's, allowing all we 'avants' to parade our sounds of tomorrow, dressing in our clothes of derision."
The film will make it's world premiere at the LA Film Festival on June 17th at 7:30pm at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd, but we have a first showing of a three-minute clip that includes footage of David with Rodney, wherein DB is sporting the short-lived Mohawk/Mohican hairstyle (anybody know what is the difference between them?) that he wore briefly at the end of 1997.
If you've not yet received your e-mail, click on the screen grab above to take you to the clip, and go