Stuart Sutcliffe, the brilliant young painter who was a bass guitarist with The Beatles in their early period, died on this day of a brain haemorrhage.
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Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.
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.
The second Biennial John Moores Exhibition opened at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery on 17 November 1959. Among the exhibits was Summer Painting by Stuart Sutcliffe, an art school student and friend to John Lennon.
The Beatles’ future bassist Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was born at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was incorporated into the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.