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 somehow "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 above 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 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:

08.10. - Festhalle Plauen (Paniker)

09.10. - Altes Theater Magdeburg (Paniker)

What's up, Ridge?


Just got back from a Sammy-gig at Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg, and I'm pumped with gratitude: Man, I just played with an amazing band, featuring guest contributions from Eckart Hofmann, who played with the likes of Eric Burdon, King Size Taylor, Tony Sheridan, Achim Reichel and Udo Lindenberg, and Michael V'delli (Rock'n'Blues powerhouse from Perth/Australia), who inspired me forming the 3-piece band Yonks. Whataband, whatablast! Sharing stage with these musicians makes me deeply grateful. These occasions not only make my day, they make music such an invaluable share of my life.

Enough words. Still:

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


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


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