Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How did the Star Club become a strip club?

This article from Rolling Stone regarding the gray-area live recordings of the Beatles recorded in Hamburg's Star Club during the Beatles' 1962 performances there refers to the venue as a "strip club."

Other media outlets have done the same. I see more than a dozen references to it on Google News.

Most likely, all these references stem from the same initial report or press release. But they demonstrate a lack of homework and general knowledge. Rolling Stone, in particular, ought to know better.

The Star Club was a showcase for rock'n'roll in the early 1960s on the admittedly sleazy Reeperbahn. But it wasn't a strip joint.

The only strip club the Beatles ever performed at was, briefly, Liverpool's New Cabaret Artists Club, where they backed up one of the dancers during her performance.

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