Cotton Club

Alter Steinweg 10, 20459 Hamburg
, est. 1959


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The Cotton Club was founded in 1959.
In 1961 it was taken over by W.-Dieter Roloff, who still owns it today. In 1963 he was renamed Cotton Club.
The Cotton Club remained in these rooms until 1965. Then he moved for the first time because the lease had expired. The new domicile became the former Tangorett in Spaldingstraße (later Danny's Pan).
Then it went on in the Paul-Roosen-Straße (St. Pauli), where the Beatles temporarily stayed overnight.
Further stations in various districts of Hamburg followed. Then in 1967 the Hamburger Jazzclub e.V. with its rooms in the Hochbunker Poelchaukamp 10 was taken over. The Cotton Club was then called Cotton Club Hamburger Jazzclub e.V.
The Cotton Club stayed there in the bunker until the beginning of 1971, when only a few foreign groups were hired, incl (...) Show moreuding the HAGAW Band from Warsaw and Sammy Rimington from England. But almost all namhafen Hamburg and some foreign groups played in the Cotton Club.
Since 1971 it is located at the Großneumarkt-Alter Steinweg 10) Show less

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Im Jahre 1959 wurde der Cotton Club gegründet.
1961 wurde er von W.-Dieter Roloff übernommen, dem er auch heute noch gehört. 1963 wurde er in Cotton Club umgetauft.
Bis 1965 blieb der Cotton Club in diesen Räumen. Dann zog er erstmals um, da der Mietvertrag ausgelaufen war. Das neue Domizil wurde das ehemalige Tangorett in der Spaldingstraße (später Danny's Pan).
Danach ging es weiter in der Paul-Roosen-Straße (St. Pauli), wo zeitweilig die Beatles übernachteten.
Weitere Stationen in verschiedenen Hamburger Stadtteilen folgten. Dann wurde 1967 der Hamburger Jazzclub e.V. mit seinen Räumen im Hochbunker Poelchaukamp 10, übernommen. Der Cotton Club hieß sodann Cotton Club Hamburger Jazzclub e.V.
Dort im Hochbunker blieb der Cotton Club bis Anfang 1971. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt wurden nur selt (...) Show moreen bekanntere ausländische Gruppen verpflichtet u.a. die HAGAW Band aus Warschau und Sammy Rimington aus England. Doch fast alle namhafen Hamburger und teilweise auch auswärtige Gruppen spielten im Cotton Club.
Seit 1971 befindet er sich am Großneumarkt-Alter Steinweg 10) Show less

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