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Created byWDR
Country of originGermany
Original networkWDR
Original release1974

Rockpalast (Rock Palace) is a German music television show that broadcasts live on German television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Rockpalast started in 1974 and continues to this day. Hundreds of rock, heavy metal and jazz bands have performed on Rockpalast. Some acts were recorded for broadcast and for retail sale. All-night marathon shows called "Rock Night" (Rocknacht) were produced once or twice a year from 1977 through 1986 and simulcast throughout Europe via the Eurovision network of TV broadcasters,[1] thereby reaching around 25 million listeners on average.[2]Rockpalast is involved in several German pop, rock and underground music festivals, once sponsoring the Bizarre-Festival [de].

The founder and long-time producer of Rockpalast was Peter Rüchel[3] together with Christian Wagner [de]. Soon, Alan Bangs and Albrecht Metzger joined as moderators of the Rockpalast Nacht [de] events.

The J. Geils Band's song "Believe in Me" became the official Rockpalast intro tune.[when?]

Selected list of performers

R.E.M. performing on Rockpalast at the Grünspan Club in Hamburg on November 2, 1998.
Indie folk rock band Villagers from Ireland performing on Haldern Pop Festival in 2013, whilst being recorded by Rockpalast team

Not all of these acts were recorded and broadcast. A list of the recorded gigs is readable on the Rockpalast homepage.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Michael Marsch. "Rockpalast Archiv - Rocknächte 1977 - 1986". Retrieved .
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  3. ^ Michael Marsch. "Rockpalast Archiv - Peter Rüchel Eclipsed 2004". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Kevin Coyne: Live At Rockpalast 1979". Rough Trade. 2019. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra "Live - The Early Years" for the first time on DVD - #AltSounds". Archived from the original on 2015-02-11. Retrieved .
  7. ^ With an appearance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers
  8. ^ "Jay Hooks at Hotburrito's Bluesrockencyclopedia". Retrieved .
  9. ^ First full show with backing band in Germany
  10. ^ Michael Marsch. "Rockpalast Archiv - Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers 1975". Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Tom Waits - Rockpalast 1977 01 Step Right Up". StumbleUpon. 1977-04-18. Retrieved .

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