George Harrison and Brian Epstein fly to Hamburg

12.00pm, Thursday 12 April 1962 (52 years ago)

George Harrison and Brian Epstein arrived in Hamburg on this day for The Beatles’ first residency at the Star-Club.

The rest of The Beatles had flown to Hamburg on the previous day. Epstein stayed in Germany for the first few nights of the group’s seven-week stint at the club, which began on 13 April 1962.

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