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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.


(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.