Star-Club


Star-Club

:"For the band, see Starclub."

The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened Friday 13 April 1962 (see also: "Friday the 13th") and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder and Horst Fascher. In the sixties, many of the giants of rock music played at the club. The club closed on December 31, 1969, and the building it occupied was destroyed by a fire in 1987. The address in Hamburg area St. Pauli was: "Große Freiheit 39"; "Große Freiheit" is a side street of the Reeperbahn.

The club achieved worldwide renown through the famous performances of the Beatles who played there April 13, 1962 - May 31, 1962 and started another round of performances November 1, 1962. Their last performance there was December 31, 1962; the show was recorded on a home tape machine, and a remixed version was released in 1977 as "Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962".

The Beatles' first Hamburg Club performance was at the Indra Club (also in Große Freiheit) at 18. August 1960.

Musicians who played here

English musicians (alphabetical): The Beatles, Black Sabbath (known then as "Earth"),
Cream, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The Remo Four, The Searchers; Richard Thompson, Soft Machine and American musicians: Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis (who released a live album recorded at the club), and Little Richard.

tar-Club Records

In the early 1960s the Clubowners also started a record label, "Star-Club Records", subsidiary of Philips Records

External links

*http://www.center-of-beat.com/ Information about the Star-Club
*http://www.starclub-hamburg.com/ Information about the Star-Club


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