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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