Monday, March 12, 2018

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...


The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened Friday 13 April 1962 and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder and Horst Fascher. In the 1960s, many of the giants of rock music played at the club. The club closed on 31 December 1969 and the building it occupied was destroyed by a fire in 1987.


It all started with the Kaiserkeller in late 1959. Restaurateur Bruno Koschmider opened the first rock 'n' roll club in Hamburg at the corner of Grosse Freiheit and Schmuckstrasse in St. Pauli.

Next door to striptease shops and rip-off bars, there were suddenly sweaty young Englishman with leather jackets and dangerous quiffs on the stage, letting the guitars rip and shouting their raucous declarations of love to Lucille, Carol, Peggy Sue and Miss Molly through their 30-watt amplifiers.

For young people at that time, the "beatniks", this club was a revelation. Since Bill Haley unleashed hall and street fights between his fans and a truncheon-swinging, tear gas-throwing police during his first German tour in 1956, adults and the press ensured that this music was almost completely suppressed. What remained were pop, jazz and so-called "Teenagermusik" - Germanised and watered down American rock songs. The only bright spot: the British Forces Broadcasting Service BFBS and Chris Howland with his "Saturday Club" in the WDR.

A little unknown band called "The Beatles"
Nevertheless, progress stood still. While the Kaiserkeller was the first club in Germany that regularly brought rock music and local stars like Tony Sheridan live to the stage, real stars like you would hear on records and on the radio did not come to Hamburg. There were just more or less unknown bands that mostly played others' hits, even the Beatles were no exception.

It was time for the Star Club...




One morning, St. Pauli awoke to bright orange posters plastered with the announcement: The hardship has ended! The era of old-fashioned music is over! On 13 April 1962, Manfred Weissleder opened his Star-Club on Grosse Freiheit and over the next seven years, lured rock greats like the Beatles, the BeeGees, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, James Brown, Fats Domino, Eric Burton, Lee Curtis and Jerry Lee Lewis to the middle of St. Pauli. A milieu that initially scared off many young people and even more parents.

Suit instead of leather jacket, party instead of brawl
You seldom heard of fights and angry rockers in leather jackets at the Star Club. You went to hear music. And you did so wearing a suit, tie and Nyltest shirt or high heels, lipstick and a beehive hairstyle backcombed nice and high. The only nightly problems were for those under 18. At precisely 9.50pm when the star band had finished their first set, there was an announcement over the house speaker, the moment of truth, which always brought some guests to an abrupt stop at 10.00pm. All young people under eighteen years now had to leave the Star Club. The waiters are instructed to perform an identity check. In ten minutes, the Star Club will resume with...".

The last memory of the club: a plaque
Soon, nearly one million visitors were coming each year. If you were a teenager in Hamburg, your first stop was the Star Club. Some even came from the UK, France and Scandinavia, just to spend a few nights on Grosse Freiheit. Desperate parents wrote letters and called the Star Club office to ask if their uprooted son or missing daughter had been seen. The Star Club was a little bit of freedom in a hostile world dominated by authorities, prohibitions and constraints, and everything that was fun they tried to fight and suppress. It hosted its last concert on 31 December 1969 before being taken over by a very permissive nightclub, Salambo. The building then remained vacant for a long time and was finally demolished after a fire in 1987. Today, only a plaque commemorates that legendary time.


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VA - Starclub  Singles Vol. 1-12



1.Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Exstacy (2:51)
2.Fats Domino - Sally Was A Good Old Girl (2:11)
3.Fats Domino - What Love Is (2:29)
4.James Brown - Out Of Sight (2:18)
5.James Brown - Maybe The Last Time (2:58)
6.Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - High School Confidential (2:17)
7.Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - Lewis Boogie (1:52)
8.The Searchers - I Sure Know A Lot About Love (2:25)
9.The Searchers - Don't You Know (1:59)
10.Little Richard - Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On (2:34)
11.Little Richard - Goodnight Irene (2:49)
12.The Rattles - Geh zu ihm (2:37)
13.The Rattles - Bye, Bye, Baby (2:00)
14.The Rattles - Do Wah Diddy Diddy (2:15)
15.The Rattles - Betty Jean (2:37)
16.Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2:50)



1.The Liverbirds - Shop Around (2:51)
2.The Liverbirds - It's Got To Be You (3:04)
3.Jerry Lee Lewis - High Heel Sneakers (2:48)
4.Jerry Lee Lewis - You Went Back On Your Word (2:04)
5.Fats Domino - Heartbreak Hill (2:41)
6.Fats Domino - Kansas City (2:27)
7.Millie - I Love The Way You Love (2:22)
8. Millie - Bring It On Home To Me (2:50)
9.The Rattles - Shame, Shame, Shame (2:28)
10.The Rattles - Someone Who Is Just Like You (2:06)
11.Jerry Williams & The Violents - Ready Teddy (2:03)
12.Jerry Williams & The Violents - Eldorado (2:33)
13.Ian & The Zodiacs - Take A Message To Martha (3:02)
14.Ian And The Zodiacs - Spartacus (2:19)
15.Michael & The Firebirds - Lass Sie Geh'n (2:25)
16.Michael & The Firebirds - Make Me Happy (2:12)



1.The Blizzards - Isabel (2:34)
2.The Blizzards - Zu Schon (1:56)
3.Mama Betty's Band - Die Liebesmedizin (1:57)
4.Mama Betty's Band - Wie John, Paul, George Und Ringo (2:25)
5.The Rivets - Now Decide (1:57)
6.The Rivets - Lucille (2:18)
7. he Eyes - Peanut Butter (2:14)
8.The Eyes - She (1:56)
9.The Crickets Show Band - Monkey Time (2:22)
10.The Crickets Show Band - You're No Good (2:27)
11.The Rattles - There Goes My Heart Again (2:16)
12.The Rattles - La La La (2:53)
13.Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Game Of Love (2:09)
14.Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Since You Been Gone (1:58)
15.Ray Charles - Makin' Whoopee part 1+2 (6:20)



1. The Pretty Things - Honey I Need (2:02)
2. The Pretty Things - I Can Never Say (2:37)
3. Little Richard - It Ain't Watcha Do (2:25)
4. Little Richard - Blueberry Hill (1:52)
5. The Liverbirds - Diddley Daddy (2:45)
6. The Liverbirds - Leave all your love in the past (2:28)
7. The Maggots - Ha, ha mister froggie (2:59)
8. The Maggots - It's no good (2:47)
9. The Liverbirds - Peanut Butter (2:48)
10. The Liverbirds - Why do you hang around me (2:25)
11. The Four Renders - Under the Boardwalk (3:01)
12. The Four Renders - Long tall texan (2:20)
13. The Londoners - That's My Desire (2:36)
14. The Londoners - Bring it at home to me (2:45)
15. The German Bonds - Sonata facile (2:18)
16. The German Bonds - So mystifying (2:37)



1. Team Beat Berlin - Sick and tired (2:35)
2. Team Beat Berlin - Doctor Feelgood (2:43)
3. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - It?s just a little bit too late (2:21)
4. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Long Time Comin' (2:08)
5. The Pretty Things - Cry To Me (2:53)
6. The Pretty Things - Get a buzz (4:00)
7. Ian & The Zodiacs - So much in love with you (2:22)
8. Ian & The Zodiacs - All of me (2:52)
9. The Rattles - Come On And Sing (2:12)
10. The Rattles - Candy to me (2:55)
11. The Rivets - Die Welt ist voll Musik (2:03)
12. The Rivets - Komm! (1:57)
13. The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself (3:14)
14. The Walker Brothers - But I do (2:58)
15. The Escorts - Dizzy Miss Lizzie (2:11)
16. The Escorts - C?mon home baby (2:01)



1. The Rattles - Las Vegas (2:16)
2. The Rattles - Lean Jean 17 (1:58)
3. In The Family - Shame And Scandal (2:56)
4. Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Nobody But You (2:38)
5. Ian & The Zodiacs - Why Can't It Be Me (2:06)
6. Ian & The Zodiacs - Leave It To Me (2:57)
7. Team Beats Berlin - The Battle Of New Orleans (2:39)
8. Team Beat Berlin - New Orleans (3:00)
9. The Rivets - The Girls I Love (1:48)
10. The Rivets - Time For Love (2:07)
11. The Rivets - Barbara Ann (2:24)
12. The Rivets - I Got A Feeling (2:25)
13. The "In" Crowd - Sha-La-La-La-Lee (2:23)
14. The In Crowd - Old McDonald (1:53)
15. Ian & The Zodiacs - No Money, No Honey (2:21)
16. Ian & The Zodiacs - Ride Your Pony (2:48)



1. The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (3:15)
2. The Walker Brothers - You're all around me (2:38)
3. The Phantom Brothers - Chicago (2:25)
4. The Phantom Brothers - It ain't necessarily so (2:33)
5. The Odd Persons - Hand Jive (2:28)
6. The Odd Persons - I'm Cryin' (2:44)
7. The Remo Four - Peter Gun (2:29)
8. The Remo Four - Mickey's Monkey (2:14)
9. Lee Curtis - Kelly (2:42)
10. Lee Curtis - Mohair Sam (1:55)
11. The Liverbirds - Loop di Loop (2:24)
12. The Liverbirds - Bo Diddley is a Lover (2:18)
13. The Rattles - Love Of My Life (2:42)
14. The Rattles - Say alright (2:28)
15. The Faces - Cry Cry Cry (3:01)
16. The Faces - Stay Away (2:31)



1. The Pretty Things - Come See Me (2:40)
2. The Pretty Things - L.S.D. (2:26)
3. The Mindbenders - Can't Live With You (2:36)
4. The Mindbenders - One Fine Day (2:51)
5. The Merseys - Sorrow (2:16)
6. The Merseys - Some Other Day (2:20)
7. The Rivets - L.O.V.E. (2:40)
8. The Rivets - Yum Yum (2:41)
9. The Country Stars - Busted (2:03)
10. The Country Stars - My Grandfather's Clock (2:27)
11. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hideaway (2:25)
12. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Here's A Heart (3:15)
13. The Cheetahs - Russian Boat Song (2:35)
14. The Cheetahs - The Gamble (3:59)
15. The Walker Brothers - You Don't Have To Tell Me (2:28)
16. The Walker Brothers - My Love Is Growing (2:18)



1. Paul Nero's Blue Sound - King Lonely The Blue (2:36)
2. Paul Nero's Blue Sound - Searchin' (2:37)
3. Pretty Things - A House In The Country (3:00)
4. Pretty Things - Me Needing You (1:58)
5. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich - Bend It (2:33)
6. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - You Make It Move (2:46)
7. King Ping - Gotta Get A Good Thing Going (2:21)
8. King Ping - Willow Tree (2:42)
9. Walker Brothers - Another Tear Falls (2:27)
10. Rattles - It Is Love (2:18)
11. Rattles - Hey Sally (2:44)
12. Ian & The Zodiacs - Na-Na-Na-Na-Na (2:21)
13. Ian&The Zodiacs - Any Day Now (3:07)
14. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - Hard To Love You (2:31)
15. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - No Time (2:06)
16. Walker Brother - Saturday's Child (2:07)



1. The Rivets - Wade In The Water (2:26)
2. The Rivets - She Hardly Ever Calls Me Honey Anymore (2:39)
3. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Save Me (3:00)
4. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Shame (2:07)
5. The Pretty Things - Progress (2:41)
6. The Pretty Things - Buzz The Jerk (1:54)
7. The Remo Four - Live Like A Lady (2:35)
8. The Remo Four - Sing Halleluja (3:41)
9. The Hi-Fis - I'm A Box (2:42)
10. The Hi-Fis - No Two Ways (2:20)
11. The Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than The Male (2:31)
12. Jerry Lee Lewis - Detroit City (2:48)
13. Jerry Lee Lewis - City Lights (2:28)
14. The Walker Brothers - Turn Out The Moon (3:30)
15. The Walker Brothers - Archangel (3:42)
16. The Walker Brothers - Stay With Me Baby (3:21)



1. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Touch Me,Touch Me-1967 (2:36)
2. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Marina-1967 (2:23)
3. The Rattles - Cauliflower-1967 (2:48)
4. The Rattles - I Will Always Stay Your Friend-1967 (2:41)
5. The Odd Persons - Snakes And Ladders-1967 (3:11)
6. The Odd Persons - Tread Softly For Sleepers (2:12)
7. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Okay!-1967 (2:39)
8. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - He's A Raver-1967 (2:10)
9. The Screamers - One Way Love-1967 (2:18)
10. The Screamers - Indication-1967 (2:26)
11. The Pretty Things - Children-1967 (3:00)
12. The Pretty Things - My Time-1967 (2:58)
13. The Walker Brothers - Baby,Make It The Last time-1967 (3:09)
14. The Walker Brothers - Walking In The Rain-1967 (3:26)
15. The Rivets - The Lion (Wimoweh)-1967 (2:45)
16. The Rivets - Make Up My Mind-1967 (2:39)




1. Lee Curtis And His Allstars - Come On Down To My Boat (2:29)
2. Lee Curtis And His Allstars - Concerto For Her (2:13)
3. John Walker - Annabella (2:17)
4. Cops & Robbers - It Hurts Me So (3:20)
5. John Walker - You Don't Understand Me (2:41)
6. Spanky And Our Gang - Making Every Minute Count (2:37)
7. Spanky And Our Gang - If You Could Only Be Me (2:07)
8. The Ones - Lady Greengrass (2:43)
9. The Ones - Love Of Mine (3:05)
10. Herbert Und Birgit - Hey Jean, Hey Dean (2:33)
11. Herbert Und Birgit - Western Impression (2:18)
12. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Zabadak (3:42)
13. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Nose For Trouble (4:04)
14. Pretty Things - Death Of A Socialite (2:43)
15. Pretty Things - Photographer (2:08)
16. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu (3:37)
17. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Please (3:15)
18. Cops & Robbers - Harlem Shuffle (2:59)



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