This was the 46th night of The Beatles’ lengthiest residency in Hamburg, during which they played a total of 92 nights at the Top Ten Club.
The club was owned by Peter Eckhorn, who paid each of The Beatles 35DM (£3) per day. They were required to play from 7pm until 2am each weekday, and from 8pm until 4am on weekends, with a 15-minute break in each hour.
The performances at the Top Ten were so successful that Eckhorn twice extended The Beatles’ contract. They eventually left Germany following their final show at the club on 1 July 1961, having performed on stage for 503 hours during their stay.
Also on this day...
- 1980: UK album release: McCartney II by Paul McCartney
- 1977: US album release: Thrillington by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney holiday in Corfu
- 1969: Ringo Starr sets sail for New York on board the QE2
- 1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney return from promoting Apple in New York
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One
- 1963: Television: Pops And Lenny
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
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