October 1960

The Beatles agree to play the Top Ten Club

Although they were under contract to play at Bruno Koschmider’s Kaiserkeller club until 31 December 1960, they made a verbal agreement with rival club owner Peter Eckhorn to play at his new venue, the Top Ten Club.

Recording: Summertime

This was the first occasion on which John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr recorded music together.