One of the most important epochs of the pop history began with the opening of the Star-Club on the 13th of April, 1962 at the Hamburg Reeperbahn / Germany. It is hardly conceivable from today's view, but for a few years the concert temple in the Große Freiheit was the most famous music-club of the world. In the course of the years many legendary musicians performed there,like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Ray Charles, the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Brenda Lee and many more.
However, the Star-Club was even more than just a music-club: It was full of magic. It was a pop-cultural manifesto. A departure in a new age. The Star-Club had shaken off the fug and muff of the postwar years and released a rebellion of the youth!
The men who made this possible were the Hamburg businessman and owner of the club Manfred Weissleder and the music promoter and Star-Club manager Horst Fascher.
Now, on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the club, Horst Fascher has invited a few good old friends.
The Star-Club was closed in 1969. However, in the hearts of his countless visitors he lives on until this day. Horst Fascher: "In April, 2012 I will be 76 years old. The 50th Anniversary of the Star-Club will be my last, big event. The last time I would like to celebrate with my friends the most important and best place of my life. Of course in the Große Freiheit 36 / Kaiserkeller where the venerable and world-renowned star of the Star-Club shines on every night in the facade."
Confirmed bands and artists so far:
The Quarrymen (Liverpool)
supported by Charles Glenn (Little Richard´s Band) and Uli Salm (Rudolf Rock)
The Pete Best Band (with ex-Beatle Pete Best)
Mike Pender´s Searchers (Liverpool)
The Mojos (Liverpool)
The Undertakers (Liverpool)
Lee Curtis with Bonds + Mr. Piggi
Jimmy & The Rackets (England)
Rockhouse Brothers (Hannover – SAT.1 Breakfast TV)
"Star Club All-Star-Band" with
- Brain Griffiths (Ex Big Three)
- Jackie Lomax (The Undertakers)
- Bobby Thompson (Dominoes)
- Joe Fagin (Leadsinger Strangers)
- Ian´s Zodiacs (Köln)
"The 50th Anniversary of one of the most important events in the cultural history of the world“ - Bill Harry (Mersey Beat Magazine / Liverpool).
Paul McCartney: "The best memories? Oh, getting crazy on stage in the Star-Club (…)"