“King Of The Sunset Strip”, Mario Maglieri died at 93 on Thursday, May 4th. He was the owner of the legendary LA clubs Rainbow Bar And Grill, The Roxy Theater and Whisky A Go Go that are historical and very significant for our favourite music. Maglieri was born in Italy in 1924 and migrated to the States with his family when he was 4. He run restaurants in Chicago until he moved to Los Angeles and opened the three clubs. Coming from Italy he inspired the delicious food served at the Rainbow, especially the pizza, which was known as the best in the city. As a true lover of music and arts, he helped hundreds of artists get their start in Los Angeles. Known as the the King Of The Sunset Strip, hopefuls from all over the world came to Mario’s clubs with the desire of being discovered. He was a friend to all, and frequently came across talented musicians who went on to become platinum sellers. Their pictures line the walls of the Rainbow. In an interview for Guardian in 2015 he said: Yeah, I’ve seen a lot. Things have changed on Sunset over the years, of course they have. But my business won’t change until I die.”