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The Devils was a rock-and-roll band. It was founded in 1964 in Velbert, Germany, and performed until 1970.
Velbert, a small town in Germany was a breeding center for excellent Rock'n Roll Bands in the 1960s.
Two of the most well known Velbert Rock Bands were "The Devils" and "The Flaming Stars".
Young musicians, some were still teenagers and some were in their early twenties. They bought first inexpensive gear starting in 1962 and when the pay went up, they changed for example to Fender, Gibson, Vox and Ludwig.
They played tunes from Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bill Haley and many other Rock'n Roll Stars. In addition to the vocals they played instrumental tunes from the Shadows, Spotnicks, Ventures, etc.
The Devils Players
Charly (Karl - Heinz) Vierkotten, Max Mueller (Guitar & Vocal), Manfred Benecken (Bass & Vocal) Happo (Herbert) Lorenzet, Helmut Goeressen (Guitar & Vocal), Ted (Wolfgang) Schramm.
The Flaming Stars played for many years in the Venue "Flora" Velbert, sometimes 4 to 5 Gigs per week and almost all of the concerts were sold out. Other Velbert Venues were Langensiepen, Glittenberg, Blaue Grotte, Fusel Brackmann, Bürgerhaus, Rheinischer Hof.
Venues outside Velbert :
Eisenhammer Kupferdreh, Bürgerhaus Langenberg, Lembeck Hattingen, Ranchhaus Kettwig, Lido Essen, Starclubs in Gelsenkirchen & Bochum, Tanz Cafe Jansen Hilden, Club 99 Düsseldorf, Rheinischer Hof Schwelm, Corso in Mülheim.
The Re-Union 2010 & 2011
Three Bands performed in 2010 and 2011 six Re-Union Gigs in Saulheim (Rheinhessen) and Velbert Germany. Many Fans from the 60s came to the concerts and the good old Rock'n Roll time came back. Many friends met after 30 - 40 years and were excited about seeing each other and exchange personal life experience. The fans were also excited and surprised by the professional and high quality level Music the band delivered. Musicians from the Flaming Stars and friends from Ted & Die Fremden and The Devils performed as the core band at all six Gigs.
Further Re-Union concerts are not planned.
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