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Stream & Shout

Hamburg celebrates 60 years of the Beatles

It was sixty years ago, on 17 August 1960, that five young lads from Liverpool had their very first public appearance as "The Beatles" – live on stage at the Indra in Hamburg. In the following two years, they would lay the foundations for their global career in the live clubs of St Pauli, Hamburg’s famous entertainment district. In Hamburg the Beatles spent more time on stage than anywhere else in the world. With months of uninterrupted engagements and endless nights in the clubs of St Pauli, the Beatles swiftly turned into a professional live band. Hamburg is also the place where the Beatles met Ringo Starr, where they shaped their unique style and where they acquired their iconic haircut. Or, as John Lennon aptly put it, the lads "grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool".

On the occasion of the Beatles’ 60th anniversary, Hamburg invites Beatles fans from around the world to enjoy the grand anniversary show "Stream & Shout" from the original venue via livestream – directly here or on the Facebook page of Hamburg Ahoi.

[Translate to Englisch:] Die Beatles im Indra Club
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Erstes offizielles Konzert als "The Beatles" im Hamburger Indra Club am 17. August 1960

The grand anniversary show will be hosted by Stefanie Hempel, Hamburg’s Beatles expert, who will be joined by friends from the music scene, contemporary witnesses as well as celebrity guests. Together, they will be presenting a unique rock'n'roll programme, including the recreated original Beatles set from August 1960 as well as some of the Beatles’ greatest hits and legendary songs. US journalist and television presenter David Patrician will be leading through an evening full of classic pieces and new interpretations alongside entertaining stories and anecdotes from the young Beatles’ wild years in Hamburg. A musical discovery tour through Hamburg’s legendary St. Pauli district is included. 

The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s landmark and famous concert hall, joins the anniversary celebrations with a live stream concert starting at 8 pm(CET): Julia Hülsmann (piano) / Nils Wogram (trombone) / Christopher Dell (vibraphone) play The Beatles

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HAMBURG – CITY OF MUSIC Discover the birthplace of the Beatles

Die Beatles in Hamburg
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A Milestone in Pop Music The Beatles in Hamburg

In the matter of two years, five young lads from Liverpool transformed into the most famous pop band of the 1960s: the Beatles! It was in the live music clubs of St Pauli that the Beatles developed their distinctive style and laid the foundations for their world career

The Beatles in Hamburg
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On the trail of the Fab Four Hempel’s Beatles Tour

Would you like to experience the history of music up close? In St Pauli, that’s an easy ride – with Stefanie Hempel’s dedicated Beatles Tour. Together with the Hamburg-based musician, Beatles enthusiasts and fans of early rock music can go on a local discovery tour, following in the footsteps of the legendary lads from Liverpool.

Hempel’s Beatles Tour
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Famous places of the beatles Tour of the Beatles in St. Pauli

Exploring the story of the Fab Four

Tour of the Beatles in St. Pauli

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Would you like to follow in the footsteps of the Beatles? Then book your preferred accommodation including breakfast and the Hamburg CARD - your discovery ticket with free bus and train travel and discounts at over 150 sights and attractions.

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