ULI JON ROTH - MUSIC BIOGRAPHY IN PICTURES

Here is a collection of photographs of some of the most memorable events of Uli's long and colourful career.
Many of these have previously been unpublished and all are presented in chronological order.

Far from complete, though, we are planning to augment this story book with further pictures.
If you have any other live photos from one of Uli's many concerts - particularly rare and early ones -
we would greatly appreciate it, if you could send them to us via the contact button.
If it fits the concept, we will publish them here with a name credit.



8 Grossburgwedel Gymnasium Germany 1. 11. 1969 1
ULI at 14,  in 1969 playing a Fender Telecaster, which was borrowed, because his Framus guitar was being repaired.
The performance took place in Uli's high school, the Gymnasium Großburgwedel on 1. November 1969


9 Langenhagen Realschule Germany 6. 2. 1970
BLUES COMPANY HANNOVER - Uli at 15, playing Ten Years After songs with his then main guitar, built by Framus.
(Armin Engelke on vocals). Langenhagen, Real-Schule, Feb. 6, 1970


28 Großburgwedel Gymnasium Germany 12. 12. 1970
ULI at 15, improvising - Gymnasium Großburgwedel - 12. December 1970


33 Langenhagen Gymnasium Germany 6. 5. 1971 1
JIMI'S BLUES EXCHANGE (Temporary band name, which later translated into just Blues Exchange).
Uli had the nick name "Jimi" at that time at school.) Michael Kullick on drums. Gymnasium Langenhagen, 6. May 1971


35 Hannover Eilenriede Auf Der Bult Germany 5. June 1971 1
U
li's 2nd show with his new sunburst Stratocaster guitar.
His then friend and "manager", Friedrich (Bantel) Budde watching from the left.
Open air in Hannover, Auf der Bult, 5. June 1971.


DAWN ROAD 1972 in der Aula

1972 - DAWN ROAD rehearsal at Langenhagen Realschule, "Aula".
This is the same hall, which was later used by Scorpions for rehearsals and where the SCORPIONS REVISTED album was recorded in 2013.


51 Altwarmbüchen Kirche Germany 16. 12. 1972

DAWN ROAD in concert at Altwarmbüchen church.
Uli & Jürgen Rosenthal, Francis Buchholz - 16. December 1972



Dawn Road April 1973 Hannover
DAWN ROAD - JÜRGEN ROSENTHAL, ULRICH ROTH, FRANCIS BUCHHOLZ, ACHIM KIRSCHNING, Altwarmbüchen, April 1973


57 Hannover Technische Uni Lichthof Germany 7. 7. 1973 1
This is a photo from the last DAWN ROAD show ever at the Technical University of Hannover just prior to the new Scorpions.
A free concert, the students gathered for a 2nd show, where Dawn Road played on the balcony towards the outside - 7 July 1973.

57 Hannover Techische Uni Lichthof Germany 7. 7. 1973 2
Close-up from the same show, showing what was to become Uli's main amp on the far left - a Marshall 100W Super Lead tremolo -
Later nicknamed "the Beast" for its enormous power, which it combines with a clean, but singing tone.
Uli played this amp on virtually every single album from Fly To The Rainbow in 1974 onwards,
up to and including Scorpions Revisited in 2013. Occasionally "The Beast" will still grace the stage.
The Marshall Superlead was designed by Ken Bran for Jimi Hendrix in the late Sixties and is still Uli's favourite Marshall amp.
Today Uli tends to play Blackstar Artisan Amps, which are more reliable for touring and which are somewhat modeled on the Plexis.
Behind Uli can be seen one of two Vox AC30 amps, which were his favourites before the arrival of the Marshall Plexi Amp.



59 Lindau Alpenländer Festival Germany 19. 8. 1973
1st TV show of the new SCORPIONS, (This is my Song)
Lindau, Alpenländer Festival, 19. August 1973


Scorpions in 1973
Photo session near Hannover, Summer 1973, featuring the combined Dawn Road/Scorpions line-up with keyboard player Achim Kirschning.


Scorpions in 1973 2

...and one more, from the same photo session


103 Hamburg Spontan Fete Germany 17. 8. 1974
SCORPIONS playing at an open-air garden party in Hamburg for the magazine Spontan.
The police received several complaints from the neighbours...  17. August 1974



ULI with GIBSON FIREBIRD GUITAR in GERMANY 1974
...somewhere in 1974 - Rudolf Schenker
& Uli with his Gibson Firebird guitar


186 Liege Institute St Laurent 14.5.1975 1
SCORPIONS daytime show at College St Laurent, Liège, Belgium - just before recording the second album, In Trance, 14. May 1975


243 Liège College St Barthelemy Belgium 26. 11. 1975
Uli playing the intro to They need a Million at College St Barthelemy, Liège, Belgium,
26. November 1975



293 London Marquee England 29. 3. 1976 2
2nd SCORPIONS show at the legendary MARQUEE in London,
29. March 1976.
David Gilmour, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore and Monika Dannemann were in the audience.


308 Düsseldorf Phillipshalle Kiss tour Germany 19. 5. 1976 2
Supporting KISS on their 1st German tour, Düsseldorf, Phillipshalle, May 19, 1976.
(photo courtesy of Jürgen Engler)



318 Offenburg Festival Germany 6. 6. 1976

Open Air Festival with Bob Marley, Alvin Lee, Procol Harum, Eric Burdon. Offenburg, Germany, 6. June 1976


Scorpions Paris Eiffel 1977
SCORPIONS in Paris, 1977, in front of the Eiffel Tower

Arrival in Japan 1978 Scorpions

SCORPIONS arrival in Japan, Haneda Airport, April 1978


Japan Uli 1978 smaller

 Uli, onstage in Japan 1978 - classic Tokyo Tapes shot.

 

464 maybe Tokyo Sun Plaza Hall Japan 25. 4. 1978 1
SCORPIONS in JAPAN, TOKYO TAPES - April 1978


470 Essen Gruga Halle Germany 26. 5. 1979 1
2nd ever ELECTRIC SUN show - BRAIN FESTIVALS
ESSEN, GRUGAHALLE, 26. May 1979


478 Köln Klingelpütz Germany 3. 10. 1979 2
"Jailhouse Rock" - ELECTRIC SUN played two shows in a notorious German prison, "Klingelpütz" in Cologne. The first show was for the male, the second for the female inmates. The show was recorded and broadcast live by Radio Luxemburg. SIDHATTA GAUTAMA, ULI, ULE W RITGEN - 3 October 1979


494 Amsterdam Paradiso Holland 18. 9. 1980 1
First ever JIMI HENDRIX FESTIVAL - 18. September 1980
ELECTRIC SUN, MITCH MITCHELL, NOEL REDDING


506 Mulhouse Moonlight Festival France 18. 9. 1982 2
MOONLIGHT FESTIVAL, MULHOUSE, FRANCE, 18. 9. 1982
(Last 3-piece concert of Electric Sun)


510 Torestorp Hortnjas Sweden 14. 5. 1983 1
The newly resurrected ELECTRIC SUN as a 7-piece on tour in Sweden.
Clive Bunker, Jenni Evans, Dorothy Patterson, Ule Ritgen, Simon Fox and Dave Lennox.
(Historic Performances DVD line-up) Torestorp, Hortnjas, Sweden, 14. May 1983

515 London Hammersmith Odeon not sure England 23. 5. 1983
ELECTRIC SUN UK TOUR 1983
Hammersmith Odeon 23. 5. 1983
(Historic Performances DVD)


532 Paris Eldorado France 18. 3. 1985 1
ELECTRIC SUN - BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES TOUR, Paris, Eldorado, 18. March 1985


543 München Alabamahalle Germany 2. 4. 1985 2
ELECTRIC SUN - BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES TOUR, Munich, Alabama Halle, 2. April 1985

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ELECTRIC SUN - BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES TOUR, Germany, 1985



576 Brussels Halles des Scharbeek Belgium 21. 9. 1990 2
HENDRIX CONCERT & SUCH A NOISE & RUDY LENNERS
Brussels, Les Halles des Scharbeek, 21. Sptember 1990


581 Cologne E Werk Hendrix Show Germany 25. 4. 1991 1
THE JIMI HENDRIX CONCERT & JACK BRUCE, JOHN WETTON, SIMON PHILLIPS,
RANDY HANSEN, ZENO ROTH, MICHAEL FLEXIG, PETER BURSCH, JULE NEIGEL
Cologne, Germany, 25. April 1991 - Rock Palast TV


586 Ravenna Palazzo del Arte Italy 6. 9. 1992
JIMI HENDRIX CONCERT in ITALY with RANDY HANSEN & ULI
Ravenna, Palazzo dell Arte, 6. September 1992

587 Liège Forum Belgium 23. 4. 1993 4
"SYMPHONIC ROCK FOR EUROPE" - ULI JON ROTH & BRUSSELS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
TOMMY HEART, MICHAEL FLEXIG, PETER GOALBY, JOHN PARR, DON AIREY, BERNARD DEKAISE
Liège, Forum, Belgium - 23. April 1993 - Rock Palast TV


589 Mark Cross Earls Farm England 19. 8. 1995 2
ULI with LEONORA GOLD & DON AIREY (Bernstein, Puccini)
Private Garden Party at Earl's Farm, Mark Cross, England
19. August 1995


591 Leipzig Messehalle Germany 17. 12. 1995 1
JOSÉ CARRERAS GALA - ULI & KLAUS MEINE & PRAGUE PHILHARMONICS
"BRIDGE TO HEAVEN" premiere.
Leipzig, Germany - 17. Dec 1995 - German TV (ZDF)

Udo Jürgens Uli Kim Wilde Klaus Meine Hannelore Elsner
JOSÉ CARRERAS GALA - Backstage with some of the other artists
ULI, UDO JÜRGENS, KIM WILDE, KLAUS MEINE, HANNELORE ELSNER

 

612 Torino Monsters of Rock Festival G3 13. 6. 1998 1
G3 TOUR & JOE SATRIANI & MICHAEL SCHENKER
Torino, Italy - MONSTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, 13. June 1998


615 Detmold Kiesow Halle Germany 15. 10. 2000
TRANSCENDENTAL SKY GUITAR - METAMORPHOSIS CONCERT
Detmold, Germany - 15. Oct 2000


625 Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Hall Japan 19. 5. 2001 1
Return To Japan Tour 2001 - UJR & KYOJI YAMAMOTO, BARRY SPARKS, DON AIREY,
STEPHEN BENTLEY-KLEIN, TOMMY HEART, CLIVE BUNKER
Tokyo, Kosei Nenkin, 19. May 2001



632 Castle Donington England 23. 6. 2001 2
LEGENDS OF ROCK & JACK BRUCE, MICHAEL SCHENKER, UFO
Castle Donington, England - 23. June 2001


legends of Rock Toour 2002 Frank Marino
LEGENDS OF ROCK TOUR OF THE UK - ULI & FRANK MARINO
November 2002


650 London The Bedford England 17. 9. 2003 1


METAMORPHSIS OF THE FOUR SEASONS - ULI JON ROTH & SKY ORCHESTRA
London, The Bedford, 17. September 2003



685 Chicago House of Blues Illinois 10. 9. 2004 1
ULI at HOUSE OF BLUES, CHICAGO, 10. Sept. 2004


694 Bottrop Schloss Beck Germany 9. 10. 2004 2
"ROCK MEETS RENAISSANCE" & VICTOR SMOLSKI, LIZ VANDALL & DORO PESCH - SKY ORCHESTRA
SCHLOSS BECK, Bottrop, Germany, 9. October 2004



701 Colmar Parc Expo France 10. 09. 2005 1
1st RE-UNION SHOW & SCORPIONS SINCE TOKYO TAPES
Colmar, France, Parc Expo, 10. Sept. 2005


714 Berlin Max Schmeling Halle Deep Purple Germany 6. 2. 2006 1
Uli guesting & DEEP PURPLE in Berlin, Max Schmeling Halle, 6. Feb. 2006.
Uli plays the Steve Morse signature guitar on "Black Night"


731 not sureLos Angeles Ralph Freud Theater California 27. 5. 2006
SKY ACADEMY CONCERTS 2006 - ULI & ROBBY KRIEGER
Los Angeles Ralph Freud Theater, UCLA, May 2006
(Performing a Doors set together)


738 Wacken open air Scorpions Germany 3. 8. 2006 1
"A NIGHT TO REMEMBER" (DVD) - SCORPIONS & ULI
WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL - 3. August 2006

771 Nürburg Ring Rock Am Ring Smashing Pumpkins Germany 2. 6. 2007 1
SMASHING PUMPKINS HEAD-LINING ROCK-AM-RING - extended jam with Uli on "GOSSAMER"
German TV - Rock am Ring Festival, Germany, 2. June 2007


789 Los Angeles Musicians Institute California 25. 8. 2007 1
SKY ACADEMY CONCERTS 2007 ULI & PAUL GILBERT & MIGHTY WING
Los Angeles, Musician's Institute Hollywood, 25. Aug. 2007

 

808 New Plymouth Puke Ariki Museum New Zealand 19. 7. 2008
Jam Session with TONY MAC ALPINE, ALEX SKOLNIK, GILBY CLARKE
New Zealand, 1st G-Taranaki Festival, 19. July 2008


Raismes Chateau France
"UNDER A DARK SKY" TOUR - ULI & daughter AKASHA)
Raismes Fest, France, 14. Sept 2008


845 Tokyo Sun Plaza Hall Japan 12. 11. 2008 1

"UNDER A DARK SKY" TOUR -  & MARTY FRIEDMAN, MARK BOALS,
LIZ VANDALL, Tokyo, Sun Plaza Hall, Nov. 12, 2008


852 LAquila Teatro Communale Italy 3. 12. 2008 1
Touring ITALY with RICHIE KOTZEN - L'Aquila, Teatro Communale, 3. Dec 2008
(This beautiful theater was completely destroyed by a terrible earthquake
only 3 months after this picture was taken.)

907 Santa Ana Grove Theatre Dean NAMM Jam 15.1. 2010 3
"DEAN JAM" - during the NAMM 2010 show at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California.
Uli jammed with Carmine Appice, Paul Gilbert, Don Dokken, Warren de Martini, Michael Amott, Gus G and Doug Aldrich.


922 New Plymouth TSB Showplace New Zealand 13. August 2010 1
SKY ACADEMY NEW ZEALAND - ULI with TONY MAC ALPINE, TONY LEVIN, VINNIE MOORE
New Plymouth, TSB Showplace, 2nd G-TARANAKI FESTIVAL


926 New Plymouth Puke Ariki Museum New Zealand 14. 8. 2010
ULI jamming with TONY FRANKLIN & SLASH - 2nd G-TARANAKI FESTIVAL
NEW ZEALAND - New Plymouth, Puke Ariki Museum, 14. August 2010


Rock Requiem KASSEL Aug 2010

Uli guesting with Kassel Orchestra on "Rock Requiem"
Stadthalle Kassel, 27. August 2010



950 Caribbean Ocean liner 70000 Tons of Metal Caribbean 27. 1. 2011 1
ULI with CHUCK  BILLY & ELLIOTT  RUBINSON - on deck at 70 000 TONS OF METAL
CARIBBEAN CRUISE 27. January 2011


956 Mulhouse Noumatrouff France 2. 4. 2011 1 I think
With PAT MC MANUS in Mulhouse, France, 2. April 2011


971 Belgrade Beer Fest Serbia 20. 8. 2011 1
UJR performing a great set at Europe's biggest festival - the Belgrade Beer Fest
in front of at least 150 000 people. What a night! 20. August, 2011, Belgrade, Serbia
Left to right: Niklas Turmann, Corvin Bahn, Hedi (promoter), Ule W Ritgen,
Piero Leporale, Michael Ehré and Uli


973 Chihuahua Parque Del Palomar Mexico 2. 10. 2011 1
Chihuahua, Mexico, Parque del Palomar - very memorable event
UJR co-headlining with Michael Schenker, 2. October 2011


988 Sayreville Starland Ballroom New Jersey 4. 2. 2012 2
LESLIE WEST as ULI'S guest at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey,
4. February 2012 (House of the Rising Sun)



Royal Albert Hall 2012 smaller
ULI at the SUNFLOWER SUPER JAM & BRUCE DICKINSON, BRIAN MAY,
ALFIE BOE, ALICE COOPER, MARK KING, JOHN PAUL JONES, IAN PAICE, SANDI THOM.

ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 16. Sept 2012

1062 Kenosha Brat Stop Wisconsin 15. 2. 2013 1
With RACHEL BARTON-PINE, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Brat Stop, 15. 2. 2013 (The Sails of Charon)



1118 Manchester O2 Academy SP England 1. 7. 2013
With SMASHING PUMPKINS, surprise appearance by Uli at the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.
(Guesting on "America") and the day after at Manchester O2 Academy 30. June 2013
("Immigrant Song" & "All along the Watchtower")


1124 Wacken Black Stage Germany 1. 8. 2013
"SMOKE ON THE WATER" - ULI & DEEP PURPLE - WACKEN OPEN AIR, 1. 8. 2013 (DVD)


1125 Wacken True Metal Stage Germany 2. 8. 2013 smaller
DORO with ULI at WACKEN OPEN AIR - 2. August 2013 ("Für Immer")


1128 Cascina The Jungle Italy 4. 8. 2013
Guitar Night with RON THAL (BUMBLEFOOT) & JENNIFER BATTEN
Cascina, The Jungle, Italy, 4. August 2013



1134 Sao Paulo HSBC Brazil 25. 8. 2013 1
ULI with ANGRA & TARJA TURUNEN (Sails of Charon & Wuthering Heights)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, HSBC ARENA, 25. August 2013


1196 St Julien en Genevois Guitare en Scene Chapiteau France Steve Vai Steve Morse 20.7. 2014 1
JIMI HENDRIX SHOW & STEVE VAI & STEVE MORSE
Guitare-en-Scene Festival, France, 20. July 2014


1248 New York BB Kings New York 8. 2. 2015 2
EXTREME GUITAR TOUR OF USA 2015 - ULI & KOFI BAKER
BB KING'S, NEW YORK,  8. February 2015


1255 Tokyo Sun Plaza Hall Japan 20. 2. 2015 1
"TOKYO TAPES REVISITED" Uli playing dual harmony lead & DAVID KLOSINSKI
SUN PLAZA HALL, TOKYO, 20 February 2015


1257 Tokyo Duo Music Exchange Sky Academy Japan 24. 2. 2015 1
SKY ACADEMY TOKYO 2015
Duo Music Exchange, 24. February 2015



 Nigel Kennedy Wroclaw 2015
THANKS JIMI FESTIVAL & NIGEL KENNEDY, LESKEK CICHONSKI
Wroclaw, Poland, 1. May 2015


1270 Bocholt Alte Molkerei Germany 23. 5. 2015 1
Uli with THOMAS BLUG and VICTOR SMOLSKI in Bocholt, Germany
Guitar Nights - 23. May 2015


 Jack Bruce Memorial concert England 24.10. 2015smaller
CONCERT FOR JACK BRUCE & MARK KING, GINGER BAKER, PHIL MANZANERA, IAN ANDERSON
Roundhouse, London, 24 October 2015 ("Badge" & "I Feel Free")

 

1356 St Charles Arcada Theater Illinois 26. 3. 2016 4

"THE ULTIMATE GUITAR EXPERIENCE" - North American Tour 2016
ANDY TIMMONS, JENNIFER BATTEN and ULI
Arcada Theater, St Charles, Illinois, 26 March 2016