Polish rock&roll was born on March 24th, 1959, in the club Rudy Kot in Gdańsk, where a band called Rhythm and Blues (later renamed Czerwono-Czarni, The Red Blacks) performed their concert. They were followed by Niebiesko-Czarni (The Blue-Blacks) and Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars) who were the first Polish band to develop a rock&roll style of their own. Since the communist regime was allergic to introducing rock&roll to Poland, the name was quickly changed to Big Beat in an attempt to outsmart the authorities. And so the rock&roll disease began spreading, and with it the spontaneous, revolutionary spirit of music. Gdańsk exhibition is a tribute to those times. It is a tribute to the musicians who made their own instruments, often resorting to stealing parts necessary to construct them. Unlike western musicians, they could not go to a store and buy a guitar - they had to make it. The exhibition is the incredible collection of items that made Polish Big Beat possible.
Open 09:00-16:00. Closed Mon.Apr 102019
- Aug 182019