The Beatles did a fourteen-night run at the Star Club November 1-14, 1962, sharing the bill with Little Richard. This was their fourth trip to Hamburg, their first with Ringo as their drummer, and their second at the Star-Club. They had opened the club on April 13 of that year. It was during this trip that they met and became friends with future Apple artist Billy Preston who was playing in Little Richard's band. The band's last two-week stint at the club was December 18-31, 1962. It was during this time that their "Love Me Do" single peaked at Number 17 on the UK charts. They would not appear in Hamburg again until June 26, 1966, this time at a somewhat larger venue.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Artifact: Beatles at the Star Club postcard, autographed by John Lennon
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