Last Updated on November 6, 2023, 5:18 am
Respected owner of The Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Whisky A Go Go, Mikeal Maglieri, died of cardiac arrest.
Mikeal Maglieri, the proud owner of The Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Whisky A Go Go, the famous Los Angeles, California establishments, died unexpectedly on November 4, 2023. He was a beloved figure in the rock and roll music scene.
Who was Mikeal Maglieri?
Mikeal Maglieri and his father, Mario Maglieri, were integral parts of the history of Sunset Strip, LA, California. The Maglieri family has been associated with the cultural legacy of the Sunset Strip for three generations with their historical landmark establishment.
Mikeal was a great admirer of music. He was a kind and generous individual who would often give food to struggling artists for free. He influenced the vibrant music and defined the rock ‘n’ roll culture of Los Angeles for many years as the proprietor of a career-defining venue.
He always supported live music, and his establishment developed into a sanctuary for musicians, actresses, and rock stars. Many artists made history, forged lifelong friendships, and shared memories at the legendary location. Mikeal Maglieri has been associated with the business since he was 16 and continued his support for providing a thriving environment for the artists.
What happened to Mikeal Maglieri?
The details of his death have not been made public. According to the reports, he died of cardiac arrest on November 4, 2023, leaving the family aggrieved and the artist community reeling with shock and grief. His father, Mario Maglieri, co-owned the business in 1972. He died on May 4, 2017, at 93, leaving the family business to Mikeal Maglieri. After Mikeal, his son Mike Jr. runs the business.
About the Rainbow Club
The Rainbow Club is an establishment on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip that has provided both a performance venue and food and drink for generations of aspiring artists, especially rock ‘n’ roll stars. Many notable artists played at the establishments early in their careers, such as The Doors, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Lead Zeppelin, and many more.
The ground floor of the building is the restaurant, The Rainbow Bar and Grill. Upstairs is an exclusive club called ‘Over the Rainbow,’ which has a full bar, a dance floor, and a DJ booth, where the private drinking club was formed known as the ‘Hollywood Vampires’, consisting of Alice Cooper, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon. Motorhead’s frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, was a regular at the Rainbow. The club erected a statue in his honor after he died in 2015.
The Rainbow continues to be one of the most popular establishments on the Sunset Strip. It provides lifelong experiences and a thriving environment for the inspiring artist.
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