August 1960

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 15th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 14th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 13th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 12th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 11th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ 10th of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ ninth of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ eighth of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ seventh of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ sixth of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ fifth of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ fourth of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Indra Club, Hamburg

This was The Beatles’ third of 48 consecutive nights performing at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany.

Travel: Liverpool to Hamburg

The second major phase in The Beatles’ story was about to begin. On 16 August 1960 they embarked on the journey from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany.

Pete Best auditions for The Beatles

Since The Beatles had an impending trip to play in Hamburg but no drummer, they held an audition for the vacant position at the Blue Angel, manager Allan Williams‘ Liverpool club.

The Beatles ask Pete Best to join

With their Saturday night residency at the Grosvenor Ballroom cancelled due to local complaints, The Beatles had some time off. On this night they went to Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club where they saw The Blackjacks playing.