Keith Moon

Friends and family celebrate Sunset Strip legend Mario Maglieri at the Rainbow Bar & Grill

Friends and family celebrate Sunset Strip legend Mario Maglieri at the Rainbow Bar & Grill

Mario Maglieri was a central character in the story of Los Angeles youth culture.

And Sunday afternoon at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, those who knew Maglieri, the late fixture of the Sunset Strip who co-owned both the longtime pizza-pasta joint to the stars and the iconic club the Whisky a Go Go, gathered to share tales of how a music scene created a family.

Maglieri, who recently died at 93, was feted on the same stretch of land where he helped build a rock ’n’ roll hub. Starting in the mid-1960s, the proprietor and...

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