St. Pauli, Rock and Roll, and Cultural Change in the Federal Republic

05. Juni 2019
18:00 -21:00 Uhr
Fabrique, Valentinskamp 34a, Zugang über Speckstrasse

Hamburg earned a special place in the history of rock music for its rule in nurturing the Beatles and the British Invasion in the early 1960s.  Why did rock and roll gain a foothold in St. Pauli in particular?  Who were the people that gathered in spaces like the Star Club and the Kaiserkeller, and what did music mean in their lives?
This talk explores the larger historical processes embedded within the story of rock and roll in St. Pauli, such as the rise of postwar youth culture, the history of popular entertainment, and changing notions of gender and sex.  It will also consider what the microcosm of St. Pauli’s Beat music scene can tell us about German history in the 1960s and across the modern era.

Prof. Dr. Julia Sneeringer (Historikerin vom Queens College & the CUNY Graduate Center, New York)

Koordination der Vortragsveranstaltungen des Vereins für Hamburgische Geschichte:
Prof. em. Dr. Franklin Kopitzsch und Dr. Gunnar B. Zimmermann

Verein für Hamburgische Geschichte
Kattunbleiche 19 (im Staatsarchiv)22041 Hamburg

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