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EXCLUSIVE: Rodney Bingenheimer's 'English Disco' Returns As Art Project!

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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

[Ed's Note: this is a preview of this week's Nightranger column.]

[Last week, Lina attended the premiere party for the Runaways movie.] "It was a fun party, but like most premiere bashes, too segregated to enjoy if you weren't privy to the quarantined A-list area. We left pretty soon after arriving but not before getting some major scoop from our buddy Rodney B: come Summer, the glam rock debauchery of the English Disco depicted in the film will be brought back, briefly, as "an art project" at the original location on Sunset Blvd!

Bingenheimer is planning a Disco installation, set for July, recreating the club in all its glittery glory with artists Erick Pereira and Shirley Morales of ltd Gallery (which now takes up the old club site). Before that, those looking to conjure the band and the era can buy T-shirts emblazoned with the "Rodney's English Disco" logo from vintage-inspired tee line, Born Free Worn Free."

click to enlarge The OG English Disco, early 1970s, back when jailbait was sort of legal
  • The OG English Disco, early 1970s, back when jailbait was sort of legal

Glam Central: "LOS ANGELES - JUNE 1972: Singer Robert Plant (left) and drummer John Bonham (on right with beard) of the rock band 'Led Zeppelin' adorned with various groupies in Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco in June 1972. Sable Starr is on the far left and Lori Maddox is on the far right." [Via Lenjia @ Photobucket]

BONUS ARCHIVE!: Great English Disco pics at fab style blog Sighs and Whispers.

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