Rest in peace Mario Maglieri, King of the Sunset Strip. 1924 – 2017

“He kept rock and roll alive in Hollywood. We will never forget you.” – Slash

Mario Maglieri – an owner of famed Sunset Strip clubs Rainbow Bar and Grill, The Roxy Theatre, and Whisky a Go Go – died on Thursday. He was 93. Rainbow Bar and Grill announced the news on its Facebook page. “Dear Rainbow friends and family, it is with great sadness to announce the passing of our beloved Mario Maglieri. Owner and founder of the Rainbow Bar and Grill and the Whisky a Go Go,” the bar posted and signed it from The Rainbow & Whisky Family. “He passed this morning while surrounded by loved ones.” Whisky a Go Go paid tribute on its marquee, which read, “Rest in Peace Mario Maglieri King of the Sunset Strip 1924 – 2017.” Whisky a Go Go launched in 1964 and showcased countless rock acts, among them The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses. The Rainbow, which opened in 1972, became a musician hangout haven and The Roxy, which also boasts many famed performances, opened in 1973… read more >

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