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The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened April 13, 1962 and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder und Horst Fascher. In the sixties, many of the giants of rock music played at the club. The club closed on December 31, 1969, and the building it occupied was destroyed by a fire in 1987. The address in Hamburg area St. Pauli was: Große Freiheit 39 or Great Freedom 39; Große Freiheit is a side street of the Reeperbahn.

Some of the artists who played there include The Searchers, Jerry Lee Lewis (who released a live album recorded at the club), Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix and Cream. The club achieved worldwide renown through the famous performances of the Beatles who played there April 13, 1962 - May 31, 1962 and started another round of performances November 1, 1962. Their last performance there was December 31, 1962; the show was recorded on a home tape machine, and a remixed version was released in 1977 as Live at the Star Club: 1962.

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