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Rockpalast
Rockpalast logo.png
Format Music
Created by WDR
Country of origin Germany
Broadcast
Original channel WDR
Original airing 1974

Rockpalast is a German music television show that broadcasts live on German television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Rockpalast, which translates to English as Rock Palace, started in 1974 and continues to this day. Hundreds of rock and jazz bands have performed on Rockpalast. Some acts were recorded for broadcast throughout Europe and are available at retail outlets such as Amazon.com, others are featured on You Tube. From 1977 into the 21st century, the program has sometimes - once or twice a year -scheduled all-night marathon shows, "rocknights" which at least up to around 1990 were telecast live across much of Western Europe by the Eurovision[1] and which would go on until 4 a.m or later. Rockpalast once sponsored the Bizarre Festival and is involved in several other German rock/underground music festivals.

Selected list of performers

Not all of these acts were recorded and broadcast

R.E.M. performing on Rockpalast at the Grünspan Club in Hamburg on November 2, 1998.

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.rockpalastarchiv.de/rn.html
  2. ^ With an appearance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers
  3. ^ First full show with backing band in Germany
  4. ^ http://www.rockpalastarchiv.de/concert/street.html

External links

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