2018 - German/German Hardback/Gebunden - 284 pages - Voodoo Verlag
When the German TELEFUNKEN-PLATTE founded a joint record company with the English DECCA in Hamburg in 1950, this was not only the first British-German company in post-war history. With the creation of TELDEC, the German music market was opened up to English and American imports on a large scale at the same time. First on shellac records, then soon on LPs and singles, the German citizens isolated from Western pop culture in the Nazi era got what they had missed. And even more: The latest trends in jazz, blues, pop, rock and country were now available on records.
This brought new labels to the stores: first CAPITOL, DECCA, LONDON and RCA, later WARNER BROS, MCA and many more. Famous interpreters brought to Germany by TELDEC: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Fats Domino, Chris Barber, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, David Bowie, to name but a few. Their music inspired a youth who did not feel attracted by TELDEC's range of hits and folk music - from Lys Assia to Vico, Torriani, from Ernst Mosch to Caterina Valente.
American and English exports provided a cultural impetus that gradually changed West German society. She headed west.
The author: Rüdiger Bloemeke has written on the subject of music history, among others "Roll Over Beethoven. How Rock'n' Roll came to Germany" and "La Paloma - das Jahrhundert-Lied" released.