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the star-club

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

Portions of their final performances were taped with a portable recorder by an associate of Ted "King Size" Taylor of the Dominoes, another group playing at the club. That album is called, "The Beatles: Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962." It has been released through a number of labels and formats since its first pressing in 1977 on Bellaphon Records.

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hotel pacific

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed at this location when it was the Hotel Pacific from December 18-31, 1962, when they were playing The Star-Club. Their last Star-Club show was recorded and released as the album called "The Beatles: Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962".

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hotel germania

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed at this hotel from November 1-14, 1962, when they were playing the Star-Club.

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beatles-platz

from the beatles posted in music by crabapple

At the corner of Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit streets in St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg is a plaza dedicated to the Beatles time in Hamburg. Black and circular to symbolically represent a vinyl record, the plaza is 29 m (95 ft) in diameter. Surrounding the plaza are steel outline structures to represent John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and a combined Pete Best/Ringo Starr drummer. The structure was completed on September 1, 2008

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friedrich-ebert-halle

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

On June 22, 1961, the Beatles drove with Tony Sheridan of the Hurricanes to Hamburg-Harburg (a suburb of Hamburg) to record at the Freidrich-Ebert Hall. They were paid 330 Deutschmarks (around $75) to back-up Sheridan on his recording of "My Bonnie".

The single was released as 'Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers' on October 31, 1961 on Polydor Records. It was released in the U.K. on January 5, 1962, and saw limited release in the U.S. on Decca Records.

The Beatles received a one-year contract from Polydor Records based on the strength of this record at their first session on June 22, 1961.

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