Having performed the last date of their second residency at Hamburg’s Star-Club the night before, The Beatles began their return journey to Liverpool on this day.
The Star-Club residency began on 1 November 1962 and ended 14 days later.
The Beatles performed for three and a half hours each night, for which they were each paid 600DM (£53.50) a week. It wasn’t a good time for them, however. With their star rising back home in England, they resented being in Germany for such lengthy spells.
During the trip Paul McCartney wrote to a friend: “Nothing happened: a thoroughly uneventful week has passed … In fact Hamburg is dead as far as we’re concerned.”
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney live at Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan
- 1993: UK album release: Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
- 1971: UK album release: Wild Life by Wings
- 1968: George Harrison appears on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
- 1967: Mixing: Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Mixing: I’m Looking Through You, You Won’t See Me, Girl, Wait, The Word, Michelle
- 1963: Live: Colston Hall, Bristol
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Hippodrome, Manchester
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