And what better way to experience a Beatles Tour in Hamburg than this 2013. It was this year that the iconic band is celebrating their 50th anniversary since the release of their first album Please Please Me. As TravelRadio.tv explains, “it was in Hamburg, the maritime jewel in northern Germany, where the Fab Four began their career as the not so fab five, and recorded their first commercially released record, ‘My Bonnie’, on June 22/23, 1961.” It was in Hamburg as well that the band, who Time Magazine recognized as one of the most influential people of the 20th century, learned and grew as musical artists. “Thanks to a well-known night club owner who needed musical acts for his clubs in the infamous St. Pauli red light district, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best had come to Hamburg a year earlier. The rest, as they say, is history,” TraveRadio furthers.
For the English rock band who initiated the “British Invasion” of the US pop scene, it was the red light district on St.Pauli that served as their learning ground both in music and in life. “Hamburg made stars out of The Beatles, got them their signature hair style, and the Fab Four never tired of stressing how important those early days in the northern German music metropolis were,” TravelRadio writes.
To travel to Germany and get a glimpse of the history of the most revered band of all time is certainly a unique experience. You can research on the Beatles’ history and explore the places they went to in Hamburg on your own, or you can seek the services of guides like hempels-musictour.com or beatlestourshamburg.com.