According to USA Today, lawyers for the Beatles sued Friday to prevent the distribution of unreleased recordings purportedly made during Ringo Starr’s first performance with the group in 1962.The dispute between Apple Corps Ltd., the London company formed by the Beatles that helps guard their legacy, and Fuego Entertainment Inc. of Miami Lakes stems from [...]
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NME reports that an independent record label based in Miami claims it has unheard live recordings of The Beatles from the band’s 1962 gig at Hamburg‘s Star Club, which it is planning to release. The recordings are claimed to be the first made after Ringo Starr joined the band as drummer. Fuego Entertainment has entered [...]
Hamburg-born Astrid Kirchherr met the Beatles in 1960, before they were famous, when they came to perform in Germany.Â An art student in Hamburg, she took some of the earliest photographs of the group â€” now-classic shots that capture the foursome back before Ringo joined the band, back when Stuart Sutcliffe was playing bass. And [...]
Tuesday, 18th December, 1962 to Monday, 31st December, 1962 The Beatles returned to Hamburg, GermanyÂ for the fifth and final time for a 13 night engagement at The Star-Club. They would playe every night, except for Christmas Day, with their final perfomance on New Year’s Eve being taped for posterity. Recordings of this final Hamburg show [...]
Listed among the upcoming releases at the MVD Entertainment website is “BEATLES – DESTINATION HAMBURG.” The DVD is described as covering the period “from the formation of the Quarrymen in 1957, and The Beatles early years in Hamburg, this 60 minute music documentary uses contemporary film, and recently rediscovered and restored footage to tell the [...]
Thursday, 15th November, 1962 While the Beatles were travelling back from Hamburg, a columnist in this week’s issue of Mersey Beat was posing the question of if The BeatlesÂ could become “national stars.”
Thursday, November 1st, 1962 to Wednesday, November 14th, 1962 The Beatles play a fourteen day engagement at the Star-Club in Hamburg. This was the first time they had played two consecutive engagements at the same hamburg club. By the end of this 14 day stretch they would have played for a total of 49 hours. [...]
Tuesday, 30th October, 1962 In the morning The Beatles flew to Hamburg, GermanyÂ in preperation for a series of gigs at The Star-Club.
Visitors to this year’s Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, will be given a free tour of the parts of the city where The Beatles lived and played in the early ’60s. It’s another initiative that’s supported by the city’s marketing department to raise Hamburg’s worldwide profile by plugging its links to music. It’s taken more [...]
Saturday, 2nd June, 1962 The Beatles returned from Hamburg on a Lufthansa flight to Heathrow airport in London. From there they caught a flight to Ringway airport in Manchester. The final journey home to Liverpool was by car.