Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, © Ole Löding

EX-Tante Olga


Tante Olga and Udo Linden­berg

From the early 1960s, the Tante Olga bar in the middle of the entertainment district was particularly notorious. It was fittingly located halfway between the church towers of the Evangelical and Catholic parishes. It is fun to stand in front of what is now a dark red-painted residential building with your eyes half-closed and imagine open-hearted bar girls entertaining the shipmen as they did until the late 1960s, who were joined every so often by brave kids from the Beat movement. Among them was Udo Lindenberg, now Germany’s greatest rock legend. After his first wild years in Düsseldorf, he studied drums at the Duisburg Conservatory, and spent the nights at Tante Olga. It was in this bar that the soft pop singer Benny Quick, who had a hit with his song “Motorbiene”, encouraged him to become a rock musician. “I asked him whether being a pop singer is a cool job. Of course it is, he said: long cars, long cheques, women and men available in large numbers. OK, I thought, that’s what I want to do,” Lindenberg explained to the “Handelsblatt” newspaper a few years ago.

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König-Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 17, 47119 Duisburg

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

Forecourt of the Musikforum, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Mu­sikfor­um

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber

Gruga­halle

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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix

(Former) Grün In

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Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, © Ole Löding

EX-Tante Olga

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The record store Idiot Records, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Idi­ots Re­cords

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX-Bei Rain­er

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FZW crowd, © FZW

Cap­it­ol Ha­gen

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The restaurant Enstation, © Jule Körber

Neu­markt Ruhrort

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