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Photos: The Rainbow Bar & Grill Pays Tribute To David Bowie

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The well-storied Sunset Strip joint, Rainbow Bar & Grill paid a tribute to the late David Bowie on Friday, culminating with a Bowie cover band that performed into the wee-hours of the morning.

Leading up to the night’s festivities, the establishment piped Bowie’s music over their sound-system the entire day. The band Merkin, heavily influenced by Bowie and the Talking Heads alike, took over at around 10 p.m., giving the audience a taste of some live glam-rock. The Band That Fell To Earth took over near the midnight hour, performing several Bowie tunes for those who turned out to pay their tributes to the truly transformative artist.

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(Photo by Annie Lesser/LAist)

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During their set, a slew of costumed Bowies descended upon the stage for a costume contest—"Ashes to Ashes" Bowie won it.

Our photographer Annie Lesser was there, and reports back that it was packed all night—click through for a glimpse.