The Hamburg Show has a long history. See

"The First Rock Musical Remembered" by Ted Nelson '59

"Hamburg Show Memories" by Jack Hughlett '55 [PDF, p. 80]

The 2004 Commencement Address by Marge Garber '66 .

Hey, you can find more with a Hamburg Show Google search .

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The Oddity:
The Hamburg Show 1965
Swarthmore College
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How to work with this stuff. All tracks are provided in MP3 format. Your computer may be able to simply play the audio if you click (left-click) on a particular line. If you want to download the track to your computer or attached mp3 player, right-click on the track and "save target/link as..." to a file on your system. On Macs, the process will be a little different. Audio CDs may be available; contact me below.


Act I

Act II

Credits (partial; see record cover for a full listing)

If this show were produced today, it might have been published under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. As it is, the rights are unclear (to me). Proceed with caution. Somebody has the copyright, and some of us are lawyers by now.

--Martin Ewing '66
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12/2007, rev 12/2009, 12/2016