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Author Sneeringer, Julia, author.

Title A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69 / Julia Sneeringer
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents page; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Days in the Life of Rock 'n' Roll in St. Pauli; Chapter 1: A Brief History of Entertainment in St. Pauli; Hamburg's "Wild West"; Entertainment for some, work for others; "No breaks during the break!"; The Nazi era: Sin under wraps; Getting a piece of the peace; The gift of laughter and forgetting; Chapter 2: The Birth of the Rock 'n' Roll Clubs; Rock 'n' roll comes to Germany; Rock 'n' roll comes to St. Pauli: Bruno Koschmider and the Kaiserkeller
From hippodrome to twist shack: Peter Eckhorn and the Top TenThe era of village music is over! Manfred Weissleder and the Star Club; Chapter 3: The Musicians; "Uncle Manfred's Home for Lost Scousers": From Liverpool to Hamburg; Dreams of Hamburg, dreams of freedom; St. Pauli and the making of The Beatles; Girls with guitars?; Homegrown sounds; Chapter 4: Fans and Audiences; Fans as a "problem"; Creating rock 'n' roll fans in West Germany; All fans equal? Forms of belonging and distinction; Fandom, sex, and gender; The Star-Club News: A voice for fans136; Chapter 5: The Authorities1
Summary "A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany explores the people and spaces of St. Pauli's rock'n'roll scene in the 1960s. Starting in 1960, young British rockers were hired to entertain tourists in Hamburg's red-light district around the Reeperbahn in the area of St. Pauli. German youths quickly joined in to experience the forbidden thrill of rock'n'roll, and used African American sounds to distance themselves from the old Nazi generation. In 1962 the Star Club opened and drew international attention for hosting some of the Beatles' most influential performances. In this book, Julia Sneeringer weaves together this story of youth culture with histories of sex and gender, popular culture, media, and subculture. By exploring the history of one locale in depth, Sneeringer offers a welcome contribution to the scholarly literature on space, place, sound and the city, and pays overdue attention to the impact that Hamburg had upon music and style. She is also careful to place performers such as The Beatles back into the social, spatial, and musical contexts that shaped them and their generation. This book reveals that transnational encounters between musicians, fans, entrepreneurs and businessmen in St. Pauli produced a musical style that provided emotional and physical liberation and challenged powerful forces of conservatism and conformity with effects that transformed the world for decades to come."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 27, 2018)
Subject Popular culture -- Germany -- 20th century
Rock music -- Social aspects -- Germany -- 20th century
Rock music -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
European history.
European history.
General & world history.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Popular culture.
Popular music.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000.
Rock & Pop music.
Rock music -- Social aspects.
Rock music.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social & cultural history.
Social & cultural history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017565008
ISBN 1350034398