Hair Metal Mansion correspondent JOE SCHAEFFER checks in with the following:
The Rainbow Bar and Grill held their 44th anniversary party in Hollywood on 4/17/2016.
The restaurant was founded in early 1972 by Elmer Valentine, Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and others, opening on April 16, 1972 with a party for Elton John. At the time, the word Rainbow signified peace and freedom. It quickly became known as a hangout for celebrities of all types
The Headliner for the show was L.A. Guns. Phil Lewis and the band performed a set of their greatest hits. Their set capped off a day filled with music, drinks and of course the Rainbow’s now famous pizza.
An early show beginning at 2pm Made in America, Tuff, Circus of Power, Autograph and Junkyard all performed as well.
It continues to be one of the most visited sites on the legendary Sunset Strip.
~FANS (including DJ Will of KNAC)~
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