Sammy's Saloon

My gateway to the 60s! I became a member of this well-known country/oldie/rock institution around 2000. Sammy was part of the Hamburg beat scene that evolved from the Beatles' appearance at the Indra, Top10, and finally Star-Club. I learned so much from this man, and I respect him as my kinda "Hamburg scene dad", hahaha! His band back then were the very well known Dirty Dogs, and it's great to listen to his stories from the Reeperbahn: Stories full of music, rebellion, sin, booze, Rock'n Roll. Being 50+, it's a funny feeling to become the young greenhorn when we join on stage, because this guy next to me is well over 70. No use fakin' it, this man can tell, 'cause this man's through it before!

We are joined by Wolfgang Csenteri, my mate from Yamaha on the drums, Jason Jones (JonesGangster in his own right), and just recently by Frank Elwart from Johnny B Bad/YONKS' hall of fame.

Some impressions from our gig at Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg, late November 2014. There's more to find on YouTube, folks!

Comming up - Richie live

(Confirmed at this point of time):

08.7. Ratzeburger Sommer (Paniker)

09.7. Privat (JonesGang)

10.7. HH-Blankenese (Sammy singt H. Leip)

30.7. Altenebstorf (JonesGang)

06.8. Open Air Bendorf Kirchplatz (Paniker)

13.8. HH Chattahoochee (Johnny B. Bad)

25.8. Hollenbek (Paniker)

What's up, Ridge?


Ah, I'll get straight to the point:

Get your vaccination, if you haven't yet. And if you have: <3

This is Christmas time, and how could you show your appreciation more than giving your respect to the society by helping to fight coronavirus.

And as I'm talking xmas:

Welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), be good to yourself, stay calm and ROCK! \m/


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


The Gear page needed an update wich was long overdue. Particularly the floor board has been outdated...


I added some pics from the Paniker's gig at the beloved Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg. More coming up...


The guestbook is back! I had to take it off due to massive spam issues. Now, YOU can drop me some lines here!


Added some pics here and there, mostly on the Fomentera-and JonesGang- pages.


Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page