During this period, the band knew a lot of changes, they were looking for their musical identity. But one thing that is sure, they were a well-known and very appreciated live band!
Once again, Wolfgang shares with fans his memories about this period, illstrated with personal pics! Thank you!!
The band had his rehearsal room in Hannover.
And the band needed a singer. At this time, Rudolf and Wolgang shared the vocals, about 2/3 for Rudolf and 1/3 for Wolfgang. Early 1967, Werner Hoyer, from Hannover joined the band. He was the very first separate singer. He was in the band less than one year.
But the band was looking for his musical identity, here are Wolfgang’s comments about 1967-1968 period:
« In the time between end of 67 and end of 68 the band was looking for the identity, up to 1 year, ups and downs changing music styles more than once. You might not believe, but we had short time a guy called « Ede » Wolf from Hildesheim in the band , which was playing piano like Jerry Lee Lewis , which he did in concerts with us – even jumping on his piano and playing with the feets. Anthother guy, same time together with » Ede » Wolf , named Gentemann (son of a garden/ flowers shop in Emmerke near Hildesheim) was playing Saxophone with us. That time we played some songs from the soul area (early Ike & Tina Turner and some more) I remember a song » land of thousand dances «
Karl Heinz Vollmer left the band at the end of 1967 and was replaced by Ulrich Worobiec as lead guitarist. He was from Sarstedt, and left the band at the end of 1969, replaced by Michael Schenker.
Joachim Kirchhoff left the band in 1968 because of his military obligations. He was replaced by Lothar Heimberg, thanks to Wolfgang Dziony. Joachim Kirchhoff died on 1977, April 1st.
Bernd Hegner, nickmane « Keule », was the next singer after Werner Hoyer, he could also play guitars. He was from Hidelsheim, and joined the band in 1967 or 1968. He left the band in 1969, and played in a band called ARGOS with Lothar Heimberg. Now he’s a teacher, but still playing music, in a small range.
For more details, see the page « Line-Up »
They played at some festival, like Fehmarn Island festival on 1967
They played in many clubs, including the famous Jaguar Club in Herford. Wolfgang remembers of the 3 shows he played with Scorpions in this club:
If I remember right we played Jaguar Club , Herford three times – with me, so it can be each either one time – opener for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky ,Mick and Tich i have seen a short video that date, i dont know where – where michael as a kid of 11 years was seen in front of the stage.
The other gig was as the opener for the australian band » easybeats » they had the hit single » friday on my mind » – (this song later was covered by Gary Moore ) as a very bad remembering fact was – when we arrived – it must be in the autumn – oct or nov. we could not find the Club in town, because it was so foggy, ( i was driving our VW bus as often ) that we could not see the buildings and the street plates beside the streets in the town Herford. It took 2 hours inside Herford to find the Club i remember, that » easybeats » had no equipment arrived – maybe out of same reason – foggy day – no amps no PA – no drums – they just had their guitars so they asked us to use our complete backline and our PA – after our opening – we agreed and they did ! i cant remember the date , but mid / end of 60 s the Jaguar club was one of the famous location for rock gigs
The third time Jaguar club in Herford was as opener for the german band » Rivets » (I remember the name of the singer Henner Hoier)
An historical video super8 from 1967-06-10 concert:
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