The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, which was opened on April 13, 1962 and closed on 31 December 1969. The address of the Star-Club in Hamburg's St. Pauli was Grosse Freiheit 39


Before the creation of the Star Club was located at this address which is operated by Manfred Weissleder Star Cinema. At the suggestion of Horst Fasher this was converted into a music club. The rooms of cinema including entrance and balcony were only slightly altered. The building was standing right next to the baroque St. Joseph's Church grounds.

Companies was the Star-Club by Manfred Weissleder, the first Managing Director was Horst Fasher. In the seven-year period of its existence made ​​guest appearances many big names in rock music at the Star - Club. Later moved here then a very revealing night club Salambo. The building, which then lay fallow for a long time, was finally demolished after a fire in 1987.

In the Star - Club guest appearances artists such as The Searchers, The Liver Birds, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, The Undertaker, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, The Rivets, Screaming Lord Sutch, Gene Vincent, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Black Sabbath, Cream, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Remo Four, The Everly Brothers, Mino Reitano, Brenda Lee, Lee Curtis & The All Stars, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The latter took there on his album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. Worldwide fame was the Star-Club, however, by the guest appearances of the Beatles, the three guest appearances in the club: ., The first seven-week stint began on April 13, 1962 and ended on 31 May 1962 by 1 to November 14, 1962, she gave 28 Concerts her second guest appearance. The third stint lasted from 18 December to 31 December 1962.

The last concert on the day of closing (December 31, 1969) gave Hardin & York.

Günter Zint, who worked 1964-1969 as a photographer at the club, and his St. Pauli Museum have had to set up a memorial stone on the former Star Club grounds. This stone initially contained two errors: The Who have never occurred at the Star - Club, but they were as guests of the club, and the overzealous Steinmetz also has engraved his favorite group in the design of the stone. Jimi Hendrix was listed on the stele as " Jimi Hendrix ". These two errors have now been eliminated. So Jimi Hendrix is now to be found in the proper spelling, and instead of The Who The rivets were immortalized.


In the stylized electric guitar, which was often depicted as a supplement to the logo from the Star-Club ( see photo ), is a graphical representation of the model Saturn 63 of the well-known German guitar brand Hopf, first published in 1963.