This was The Beatles’ 40th 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.
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.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: O2 Arena, London
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 1968: Television: Omnibus – All My Loving
- 1968: Apple Tailoring opens in London
- 1967: EMI is informed of the BBC’s ban of A Day In The Life
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Nottingham
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Scotland
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.