• Short Summary

    Screaming, rioting teenagers stormed into West Berlin's Sports Palace, chased curtain-raising musicians off the stage and demanded the immediate appearance of America's Rock'n' Roll King Bill Haley; due to appear later in the show, October 26.

  • Description

    1.
    G.V. THE CROWD ROCKING.


    2.
    S.V. PAN FROM BILL HALEY TO THE ECSTATIC TEENAGERS.


    3.
    G.V. YOUNG LADY ON YOUNG MAN'S SHOULDERS.


    4.
    S.C.U. SAXOPHONE.


    5.
    C.U. HEP- CATS.


    6.
    REAR V. BILL HALEY.


    7.
    C.U. DITTO.


    8.
    S.C.U. ROCKERS.


    9.
    S.C.U. DRUMMER.


    10.
    S.V. GROOVEY YOUNG MAN.


    11.
    S.V. DANCING ON THE STAGE COMMENCES.


    12.
    S.V.PAN. THE YOUNG LADIES TAKE OVER.


    13.
    S.T.V. FILING UP THE CHAIRS IN THE SENTRE OF THE HALL.


    14.
    G.V. WRECKING THE PLACES


    15.
    S.V. DITTO.


    16.
    S.V. DITTO.


    17.
    ANGLE V. FLOODLIGHT ROCKING AND SWAYING.


    18.
    REAR.V. THE POLICE ARRIVING.


    19.
    L.V. THE FIREMEN USING HOSES.


    20.
    C.U. WRECKED ROCKING CHAIR.


    21.
    C.U. ANOTHER.


    22.
    S.V. THE UPTURNED PIANO.




    Initials D.C./E.S. M.R./R.L.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Screaming, rioting teenagers stormed into West Berlin's Sports Palace, chased curtain-raising musicians off the stage and demanded the immediate appearance of America's Rock'n' Roll King Bill Haley; due to appear later in the show, October 26.

    Haley, rushed from his hotel, managed to keep his audience under control during a 40-minute rock session. But the session's end signalled the start of one of West Berlin's biggest "Halbstarko" (halfstrong or Teddy Boy) riot to date.

    In a full-scale wrecking session they caused GBP2,500-worth of damage. Truncheon-wielding police fought their way into the 8,000 mob (normal capacity is 6,000), finally quelled the riot by using fire hoses.

    Hospital casualty roll totalled 50.

    Said Haley: "What I have heard here is a shame. There has never been anything like this in the U.S."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z7KP3Y34G6YB4RTJD05DO9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z7KP3Y34G6YB4RTJD05DO9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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