The Esquires, beat band, Berlin 1964-67, Germany     German


The Esquires, Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, winter 1966-67

Helmut Kunze (g, autumn 1965)
Ralph Billmann (key, 1967)
Peter Gemmrig (b, 1967) * *
Renate Kade-Walter (fan, 1964-67)
Et al.

Mozart had the Blues. The Beatles, The Esquires, Berlin-Kreuzberg (extract, password via "... We played beat and pop songs, above all from The Beatles, but also from the Rolling Stones or Kinks. ... in West Berlin pubs, youth centres and band competitions, in total about 160 performances. We were particularly successful in pubs with a teenage audience, for example at the Heideschloss in Berlin-Hakenfelde (Spandau). ... The Esquires had already recorded some songs in a studio in the summer of 1966. ...". - Three of the self-composed Esquires songs, demo cassette, studio recording, Berlin-Clayallee, 1966, MP3/audios :

The Esquires repertoire: approx. 70 songs (mainly cover songs, a few self-composed songs)

Influences (bands & cover songs played by The Esquires):

The Beatles
- "All My Loving"
- "Dizzy Miss Lizzie"
- "Do You Want To Know A Secret"
- "Girl"
- "Money"
- "Paperback Writer"
- "Rain"
- "Roll Over Beethoven"
Rolling Stones
- "As Tears Go By"
- "Everybody Needs Somebody"
- "I Am Waiting"
- "I Wanna Be Your Man"
- "It's Not Easy"
- "Mercy Mercy"
- "Mother's Little Helper"
- "Mona"
- "Paint It Black"
- "Route 66"
- "Satisfaction"
- "The Singer Not The Song"
The Kinks
- "All Day & All Of The Night"
- "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion"
- "Long Tall Shorty"
- "Naggin' Woman"
- "Sittin' On My Sofa"
The Rattles
- "Bye Bye Johnny"
- "Come On & Sing"
- "La La La"
- "Love Of My Life"
The Searchers *
- "Farmer John"
- "Till I Met You"
- "When You Walk In The Room"
- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
The Shadows
- "Midnight"
- "Peace Pipe"
- "Quartermaster's Stores"
The Spencer Davis Group
- "Gimme Some Lovin'"
- "Keep On Running"
- "Somebody Help Me"
The Troggs
- "I Want You"
- "Wild Thing"
- "With A Girl Like You"
The Pretty Things
- "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"
- "Roadrunner"
The Small Faces
- "All Or Nothing"
- "Sha La La La Lee"
The Spotnicks
- "Johnny Guitar"
- "Moonshot"
The Who
- "I'm A Boy"
- "My Generation"

et al.

Berlin beat bands in the mid-1960s: The Lords, The Hound Dogs *, ..., The Esquires *, ...

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