This TV show was an associate production of German, French, Swiss and Austrian Television. The artists are filmed performing on the “Oscar Huber” boat cruisin’ down the Rhine between Bacharach and Bingen, in rainy weather, among a crowd of teenagers.
The show was taped on 6-8 June 1967 and broadcast on 18 July in Germany (SWF), and 19 August in France (ORTF).
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich performed: He’s A Raver, Touch Me Touch Me, and Okay
–Hildegard Knef: “Von nun an ging’s bergab”
–Hildegard Knef: “Samtbraune Augen”
–Sylvie Vartan: “Un peu de tendresse”
–Wencke Myhre: “Wenn’s in den Ohren klingelt”
–Michel Polnareff: “Ame Caline”
–Michel Polnareff: “Fat Madame”
–Peter & Su und die Swiss Folklore Group
–Graham Bonney: “Happy Together”
–Patrick West: “Eine Welt ohne Liebe”
–Jean-Claude Darnal: “Die Wege Europas”
–Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: “He’s A Raver”
–Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: “Touch Me, Touch Me”
–Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: “Okay”
Rendezvous am Rhein
Musikalische Sendung für junge Leute
„Oscar Huber“ heißt der alte Raddampfer, auf dem sich zwischen Bacharach und Bingen Topstars Europas und muntere Teenager und Twens aus Deutschland, Frankreich, Österreich und der Schweiz zu einer fröhlichen Rheinfahrt zusammenfinden. Bei den Dreharbeiten hatte die Teilnehmer mit einem defekten Schiff und Dauerregen zu kämpfen. Die heutige fünfte Folge ist die letzte unter diesem „regionalen“ Titel, die nächste Ausgabe soll im September in Paris entstehen. Als erster Ostblockstaat interessiert sich auch die Tschechoslowakei an einer Beteiligung.
In September, French magazine “Moins 20 No.28″ presented an article spread over four pages, a lengthy account of the shooting on the boat, with a few pictures but only one actually presenting some of the stars appearing in the show.
Albert Raisner was a French Televsion presenter who had his own show since the beginning of the decade. He also tried to bring together youth from various European countries, especially between France and Germany. His “Rendez-Vous” programmes were screened about twice a year through the mid-sixties. He wrote a monthly column in the magazine, but was more of a paternal figure that did not really belong to the movement.
Page 14: Dozy, Beaky, Tich, Dave Dee & Mick. Peter und Su. Wencke Myhre. Graham Bonney.
Page 15 from left: Su & Peter, Wencke Myhre, Sylvie Vartan, Graham Bonney, Michel Polnareff and television presenter Albert Raisner.
Apparently, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich did not travel on the ship all day long like the other stars of the show. Here’s how they arrived on board, in Albert Raisner’s diary:
AUTOGRAPHS A GOGO
A siren whistles: it signals the speedboat of the river police which brings along Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.
The English celebrate in their own way their arrival in the land of Siegfried: they cheerfully empty the fresh bottles of Rhine wine and, exhausted, they crumble shoulder to shoulder on a bench. The piano player is wearing a jacket with lace and satin, the drummer wears an indian hat, the guitarist wears a jockey suit! The photographers of the daily press and the teen magazines climbed on board: they have a field day shooting pictures. A lot of autographs are given, postcards and pictures are signed, but see how careless I am: I sign with a treble clef on the forearm of a young Austrian girl. What had I started there! Everyone wanted felt pen tattoos: on their arms, calves… and even above their knees, at miniskirt level! Colourful as Indians on the warpath, that’s how our younger guests looked on their return!
The Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich film from this music show is not (yet) officially available.
But here is Michel Polnareff from the same programme: