• 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

    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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    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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