Early Rock and Roll from Germany
I am a fan of all kinds of music, but today I want to share a super awesome German rock and roll song from the early 60s. It is called Marmor, Stein und Eisen Bricht....I'll let you figure out what that means...lol....The artist is Drafi Deutscher and he has a bunch of great songs from the early 60s on YouTube...check 'em all out!
Yesssssss, however, the word Schlager means 'hit'. So Schlager music is LITERALLY 'hit music'. And besides...just because someone 60 years ago said 'Schlager music is Germany's answer to American pop music' doesn't mean they actually knew what they were talking about....if you know anything about music, listen the song above...then listen to something by Buddy Holly or Bill Haley and the Comets and you tell me how it is AT ALL different than rock and roll. I put it to you that whoever came up with the blanket term 'Schlager' was either a marketing exec giving the German people something to call their own, or just a silly person who did not know anything about music....And that, is my editorial for the day....lol...