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Paddy, Klaus & Gibson - 10'' Same & The Eyes - Star-Club Years

Paddy, Klaus & Gibson - 10'' Same & The Eyes - Star-Club Years

Gibson Kemp, Klaus Voormann, Patrick Chambers


Paddy, Klaus & Gibson were a trio with connections, direct and indirect, to the Beatles long before they ever got together--and it is mostly because of those connections that the group is remembered. A distant offshoot of King Size Taylor and the Dominoes, they'd started out as a Liverpool-based quartet called the Eyes, who developed a following in Hamburg. Lead singer/guitarist Paddy Chambers, bassist Klaus Voormann, and drummerGibson Kemp, became Paddy, Klaus and Gibson when Eyes guitarist-singer John Frankland and saxman John Phillips exited that group's line-up on their return to Liverpool. Gibson Kemp had previously been a drummer in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, occupying a position that Ringo Starr had filled before being asked to join the Beatles. Klaus Voormann had started the 1960's as a successful young designer, who was a friend of the Beatles during their Hamburg period (and whose girlfriend had been engaged to ex-Beatle Stu Sutcliff, and later to Gibson Kemp, and had turned to playing bass in 1964; he'd proved proficient enough at it to rate a place with a trio, where there was no hiding any deficiencies.

Once back in the port city, the trio became the first group ever managed by Tony Stratton-Smith, a former sports journalist turned talent manager and the future founder of Charisma Records (and the future manager of the Nice and Genesis). They were unusual as a trio in a period dominated by four- and five-piece bands, and Stratton-Smith got them booked into the Pickwick, an upscale nightclub where they were seen by the Beatles. Paul McCartney took a hand in producing one of the three singles they released through Pye Records, which signed them in 1965. The Beatles also persuaded Brian Epstein to acquire them for his stable artists, and Epstein duly bought out their contract from Stratton-Smith.

Unfortunately, by that time, Epstein wasn't at this most effective as a manager, and few of his clients from that period other than the Beatles fared very well. The trio was history by May of 1966. Before that, however, Voormann had designed the cover for the Beatles' Revolver album, thus ensuring him a place in the history of that band. Voormann and Kemp also knew Epstein socially, and were known to have joined the Beatles manager, dropping acid and experimented with various recreational drugs during the period around 1966. Voormann subsequently moved on to play bass in Manfred Mann, succeeding Jack Bruce in the latter spot, and also briefly passed through a couple of Hollies recording sessions. He didn't become truly well known outside of English music circles, however, until 1969, when he became the bassist with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.


Paddy, Klaus & Gibson - 10'' Same & The Eyes - Star-Club Years

Paddy, Klaus & Gibson - 10'' Same & The Eyes - Star-Club Years


No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...

The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened 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.

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...
No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...

It all started with the Kaiserkeller in late 1959. Restaurateur Bruno Koschmider opened the first rock 'n' roll club in Hamburg at the corner of Grosse Freiheit and Schmuckstrasse in St. Pauli.

Next door to striptease shops and rip-off bars, there were suddenly sweaty young Englishman with leather jackets and dangerous quiffs on the stage, letting the guitars rip and shouting their raucous declarations of love to Lucille, Carol, Peggy Sue and Miss Molly through their 30-watt amplifiers.

For young people at that time, the "beatniks", this club was a revelation. Since Bill Haley unleashed hall and street fights between his fans and a truncheon-swinging, tear gas-throwing police during his first German tour in 1956, adults and the press ensured that this music was almost completely suppressed. What remained were pop, jazz and so-called "Teenagermusik" - Germanised and watered down American rock songs. The only bright spot: the British Forces Broadcasting Service BFBS and Chris Howland with his "Saturday Club" in the WDR.

A little unknown band called "The Beatles"
Nevertheless, progress stood still. While the Kaiserkeller was the first club in Germany that regularly brought rock music and local stars like Tony Sheridan live to the stage, real stars like you would hear on records and on the radio did not come to Hamburg. There were just more or less unknown bands that mostly played others' hits, even the Beatles were no exception.

It was time for the Star Club...

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...



One morning, St. Pauli awoke to bright orange posters plastered with the announcement: The hardship has ended! The era of old-fashioned music is over! On 13 April 1962, Manfred Weissleder opened his Star-Club on Grosse Freiheit and over the next seven years, lured rock greats like the Beatles, the BeeGees, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, James Brown, Fats Domino, Eric Burton, Lee Curtis and Jerry Lee Lewis to the middle of St. Pauli. A milieu that initially scared off many young people and even more parents.

Suit instead of leather jacket, party instead of brawl
You seldom heard of fights and angry rockers in leather jackets at the Star Club. You went to hear music. And you did so wearing a suit, tie and Nyltest shirt or high heels, lipstick and a beehive hairstyle backcombed nice and high. The only nightly problems were for those under 18. At precisely 9.50pm when the star band had finished their first set, there was an announcement over the house speaker, the moment of truth, which always brought some guests to an abrupt stop at 10.00pm. All young people under eighteen years now had to leave the Star Club. The waiters are instructed to perform an identity check. In ten minutes, the Star Club will resume with...".

The last memory of the club: a plaque
Soon, nearly one million visitors were coming each year. If you were a teenager in Hamburg, your first stop was the Star Club. Some even came from the UK, France and Scandinavia, just to spend a few nights on Grosse Freiheit. Desperate parents wrote letters and called the Star Club office to ask if their uprooted son or missing daughter had been seen. The Star Club was a little bit of freedom in a hostile world dominated by authorities, prohibitions and constraints, and everything that was fun they tried to fight and suppress. It hosted its last concert on 31 December 1969 before being taken over by a very permissive nightclub, Salambo. The building then remained vacant for a long time and was finally demolished after a fire in 1987. Today, only a plaque commemorates that legendary time.


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VA - Starclub  Singles Vol. 1-12


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1.Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Exstacy (2:51)
2.Fats Domino - Sally Was A Good Old Girl (2:11)
3.Fats Domino - What Love Is (2:29)
4.James Brown - Out Of Sight (2:18)
5.James Brown - Maybe The Last Time (2:58)
6.Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - High School Confidential (2:17)
7.Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - Lewis Boogie (1:52)
8.The Searchers - I Sure Know A Lot About Love (2:25)
9.The Searchers - Don't You Know (1:59)
10.Little Richard - Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On (2:34)
11.Little Richard - Goodnight Irene (2:49)
12.The Rattles - Geh zu ihm (2:37)
13.The Rattles - Bye, Bye, Baby (2:00)
14.The Rattles - Do Wah Diddy Diddy (2:15)
15.The Rattles - Betty Jean (2:37)
16.Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2:50)


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1.The Liverbirds - Shop Around (2:51)
2.The Liverbirds - It's Got To Be You (3:04)
3.Jerry Lee Lewis - High Heel Sneakers (2:48)
4.Jerry Lee Lewis - You Went Back On Your Word (2:04)
5.Fats Domino - Heartbreak Hill (2:41)
6.Fats Domino - Kansas City (2:27)
7.Millie - I Love The Way You Love (2:22)
8. Millie - Bring It On Home To Me (2:50)
9.The Rattles - Shame, Shame, Shame (2:28)
10.The Rattles - Someone Who Is Just Like You (2:06)
11.Jerry Williams & The Violents - Ready Teddy (2:03)
12.Jerry Williams & The Violents - Eldorado (2:33)
13.Ian & The Zodiacs - Take A Message To Martha (3:02)
14.Ian And The Zodiacs - Spartacus (2:19)
15.Michael & The Firebirds - Lass Sie Geh'n (2:25)
16.Michael & The Firebirds - Make Me Happy (2:12)


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1.The Blizzards - Isabel (2:34)
2.The Blizzards - Zu Schon (1:56)
3.Mama Betty's Band - Die Liebesmedizin (1:57)
4.Mama Betty's Band - Wie John, Paul, George Und Ringo (2:25)
5.The Rivets - Now Decide (1:57)
6.The Rivets - Lucille (2:18)
7. he Eyes - Peanut Butter (2:14)
8.The Eyes - She (1:56)
9.The Crickets Show Band - Monkey Time (2:22)
10.The Crickets Show Band - You're No Good (2:27)
11.The Rattles - There Goes My Heart Again (2:16)
12.The Rattles - La La La (2:53)
13.Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Game Of Love (2:09)
14.Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Since You Been Gone (1:58)
15.Ray Charles - Makin' Whoopee part 1+2 (6:20)


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1. The Pretty Things - Honey I Need (2:02)
2. The Pretty Things - I Can Never Say (2:37)
3. Little Richard - It Ain't Watcha Do (2:25)
4. Little Richard - Blueberry Hill (1:52)
5. The Liverbirds - Diddley Daddy (2:45)
6. The Liverbirds - Leave all your love in the past (2:28)
7. The Maggots - Ha, ha mister froggie (2:59)
8. The Maggots - It's no good (2:47)
9. The Liverbirds - Peanut Butter (2:48)
10. The Liverbirds - Why do you hang around me (2:25)
11. The Four Renders - Under the Boardwalk (3:01)
12. The Four Renders - Long tall texan (2:20)
13. The Londoners - That's My Desire (2:36)
14. The Londoners - Bring it at home to me (2:45)
15. The German Bonds - Sonata facile (2:18)
16. The German Bonds - So mystifying (2:37)


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1. Team Beat Berlin - Sick and tired (2:35)
2. Team Beat Berlin - Doctor Feelgood (2:43)
3. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - It?s just a little bit too late (2:21)
4. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Long Time Comin' (2:08)
5. The Pretty Things - Cry To Me (2:53)
6. The Pretty Things - Get a buzz (4:00)
7. Ian & The Zodiacs - So much in love with you (2:22)
8. Ian & The Zodiacs - All of me (2:52)
9. The Rattles - Come On And Sing (2:12)
10. The Rattles - Candy to me (2:55)
11. The Rivets - Die Welt ist voll Musik (2:03)
12. The Rivets - Komm! (1:57)
13. The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself (3:14)
14. The Walker Brothers - But I do (2:58)
15. The Escorts - Dizzy Miss Lizzie (2:11)
16. The Escorts - C?mon home baby (2:01)


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1. The Rattles - Las Vegas (2:16)
2. The Rattles - Lean Jean 17 (1:58)
3. In The Family - Shame And Scandal (2:56)
4. Lee Curtis & The All Stars - Nobody But You (2:38)
5. Ian & The Zodiacs - Why Can't It Be Me (2:06)
6. Ian & The Zodiacs - Leave It To Me (2:57)
7. Team Beats Berlin - The Battle Of New Orleans (2:39)
8. Team Beat Berlin - New Orleans (3:00)
9. The Rivets - The Girls I Love (1:48)
10. The Rivets - Time For Love (2:07)
11. The Rivets - Barbara Ann (2:24)
12. The Rivets - I Got A Feeling (2:25)
13. The "In" Crowd - Sha-La-La-La-Lee (2:23)
14. The In Crowd - Old McDonald (1:53)
15. Ian & The Zodiacs - No Money, No Honey (2:21)
16. Ian & The Zodiacs - Ride Your Pony (2:48)


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1. The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (3:15)
2. The Walker Brothers - You're all around me (2:38)
3. The Phantom Brothers - Chicago (2:25)
4. The Phantom Brothers - It ain't necessarily so (2:33)
5. The Odd Persons - Hand Jive (2:28)
6. The Odd Persons - I'm Cryin' (2:44)
7. The Remo Four - Peter Gun (2:29)
8. The Remo Four - Mickey's Monkey (2:14)
9. Lee Curtis - Kelly (2:42)
10. Lee Curtis - Mohair Sam (1:55)
11. The Liverbirds - Loop di Loop (2:24)
12. The Liverbirds - Bo Diddley is a Lover (2:18)
13. The Rattles - Love Of My Life (2:42)
14. The Rattles - Say alright (2:28)
15. The Faces - Cry Cry Cry (3:01)
16. The Faces - Stay Away (2:31)


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1. The Pretty Things - Come See Me (2:40)
2. The Pretty Things - L.S.D. (2:26)
3. The Mindbenders - Can't Live With You (2:36)
4. The Mindbenders - One Fine Day (2:51)
5. The Merseys - Sorrow (2:16)
6. The Merseys - Some Other Day (2:20)
7. The Rivets - L.O.V.E. (2:40)
8. The Rivets - Yum Yum (2:41)
9. The Country Stars - Busted (2:03)
10. The Country Stars - My Grandfather's Clock (2:27)
11. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hideaway (2:25)
12. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Here's A Heart (3:15)
13. The Cheetahs - Russian Boat Song (2:35)
14. The Cheetahs - The Gamble (3:59)
15. The Walker Brothers - You Don't Have To Tell Me (2:28)
16. The Walker Brothers - My Love Is Growing (2:18)


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1. Paul Nero's Blue Sound - King Lonely The Blue (2:36)
2. Paul Nero's Blue Sound - Searchin' (2:37)
3. Pretty Things - A House In The Country (3:00)
4. Pretty Things - Me Needing You (1:58)
5. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich - Bend It (2:33)
6. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - You Make It Move (2:46)
7. King Ping - Gotta Get A Good Thing Going (2:21)
8. King Ping - Willow Tree (2:42)
9. Walker Brothers - Another Tear Falls (2:27)
10. Rattles - It Is Love (2:18)
11. Rattles - Hey Sally (2:44)
12. Ian & The Zodiacs - Na-Na-Na-Na-Na (2:21)
13. Ian&The Zodiacs - Any Day Now (3:07)
14. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - Hard To Love You (2:31)
15. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich&Tich - No Time (2:06)
16. Walker Brother - Saturday's Child (2:07)


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1. The Rivets - Wade In The Water (2:26)
2. The Rivets - She Hardly Ever Calls Me Honey Anymore (2:39)
3. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Save Me (3:00)
4. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Shame (2:07)
5. The Pretty Things - Progress (2:41)
6. The Pretty Things - Buzz The Jerk (1:54)
7. The Remo Four - Live Like A Lady (2:35)
8. The Remo Four - Sing Halleluja (3:41)
9. The Hi-Fis - I'm A Box (2:42)
10. The Hi-Fis - No Two Ways (2:20)
11. The Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than The Male (2:31)
12. Jerry Lee Lewis - Detroit City (2:48)
13. Jerry Lee Lewis - City Lights (2:28)
14. The Walker Brothers - Turn Out The Moon (3:30)
15. The Walker Brothers - Archangel (3:42)
16. The Walker Brothers - Stay With Me Baby (3:21)


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1. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Touch Me,Touch Me-1967 (2:36)
2. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Marina-1967 (2:23)
3. The Rattles - Cauliflower-1967 (2:48)
4. The Rattles - I Will Always Stay Your Friend-1967 (2:41)
5. The Odd Persons - Snakes And Ladders-1967 (3:11)
6. The Odd Persons - Tread Softly For Sleepers (2:12)
7. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - Okay!-1967 (2:39)
8. Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich - He's A Raver-1967 (2:10)
9. The Screamers - One Way Love-1967 (2:18)
10. The Screamers - Indication-1967 (2:26)
11. The Pretty Things - Children-1967 (3:00)
12. The Pretty Things - My Time-1967 (2:58)
13. The Walker Brothers - Baby,Make It The Last time-1967 (3:09)
14. The Walker Brothers - Walking In The Rain-1967 (3:26)
15. The Rivets - The Lion (Wimoweh)-1967 (2:45)
16. The Rivets - Make Up My Mind-1967 (2:39)


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1. Lee Curtis And His Allstars - Come On Down To My Boat (2:29)
2. Lee Curtis And His Allstars - Concerto For Her (2:13)
3. John Walker - Annabella (2:17)
4. Cops & Robbers - It Hurts Me So (3:20)
5. John Walker - You Don't Understand Me (2:41)
6. Spanky And Our Gang - Making Every Minute Count (2:37)
7. Spanky And Our Gang - If You Could Only Be Me (2:07)
8. The Ones - Lady Greengrass (2:43)
9. The Ones - Love Of Mine (3:05)
10. Herbert Und Birgit - Hey Jean, Hey Dean (2:33)
11. Herbert Und Birgit - Western Impression (2:18)
12. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Zabadak (3:42)
13. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Nose For Trouble (4:04)
14. Pretty Things - Death Of A Socialite (2:43)
15. Pretty Things - Photographer (2:08)
16. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu (3:37)
17. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Please (3:15)
18. Cops & Robbers - Harlem Shuffle (2:59)

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...

No Less The Most Famous Club in The World...

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