Star-Club

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The Star-Club memorial in St. Pauli, Germany.

The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened on 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. The address of the club was Große Freiheit 39 in the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg. Große Freiheit is a side street of the Reeperbahn.

The club achieved worldwide renown through the performances of The Beatles, who played there 13 April — 31 May, 1—14 November, and 18—31 December 1962. A performance or parts of several performances from the end of the latter stay was or were 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 on Große Freiheit) on 17 August 1960.

Musicians who played at Star-Club

List of musicians who played in the Star-Club:[1]

Star-Club Records

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

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-01-17. List of musicians who played in the Star-Club
  2. ^ Book, Black Monk Time

External links

  • http://www.center-of-beat.com/ Information about the Star-Club
  • http://www.starclub-hamburg.eu/ Information about the Star-Club
  • http://www.merseycats.com/Maja's-Memories-of-the-Star-Club.html Reminisce to the opening of the Star-Club, with an original recording of the Beatles ("A Taste of Honey")
  • http://beatles.ncf.ca/starclubtapes.html Eric Krasker, The Star-Club tapes : The set that never existed.

Coordinates: 53°33′04″N 9°57′28″E / 53.55111°N 9.95778°E / 53.55111; 9.95778

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