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Photos: Hamburg '99
In 1999 Bear Family Records released a superb 4-CD box set of Star Club acts from the 60s. It includes the whole of our first album. Pete Mackey attended the launch party as a representative of The Roadrunners, with webmaster David Holmes in tow.
Ulf Kruger of K&K Center of Beat told us this tale: "I'm from a small town in Lower Saxony and, in the sixties, I was a drummer with a little 'Beat - Band'. A good friend of mine, whose father was the managing director of the local brewery, had a real tape recorder with one pre-recorded tape which I really loved. My friend didn't know who was playing on that tape (maybe he bought it with the second hand recorder). Anyway, I loved that tape & so I went to see him nearly every early evening before going to the pub. I had a listen to the tape and two (free) bottles of beer.
"My favourite song was 'You better move on'. I was a big Rolling Stones fan then and I liked that kind of material without knowing anything about Arthur Alexander or the other originals yet. I liked the voice on the tape much better than Mick Jagger's. But I didn't know, who the singer was. Now I know it was Mike Hart of the Roadrunners. And it was a great pleasure for me to help re - issuing one of my all time favourite recordings."
Below are a few of our snaps.