This was The Beatles’ 37th of 48 nights at Hamburg’s Star-Club, the city’s newest rock ‘n’ roll venue.
The Beatles played three separate residencies at the club in 1962. This was the first, and saw the group perform for a total of 172 hours over seven weeks. Their only night off was Good Friday, 20 April.
This first stint at the Star-Club began on Friday 13 April, and came to a close on 31 May 1962. The Beatles left Hamburg on Saturday 2 June.
It was The Beatles’ third residency in a Hamburg club within two years, and followed a series of shows at the Indra, the Kaiserkeller and the Top Ten Club.
Last updated: 26 May 2015
Also on this day...
- 2014: Paul McCartney cancels remainder of Japanese tour dates
- 1970: UK première of Let It Be
- 1967: The BBC bans A Day In The Life
- 1966: Mixing, editing: And Your Bird Can Sing, Doctor Robert, I’m Only Sleeping
- 1966: Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain
- 1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Southampton
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Town Hall, Alloa, Scotland
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