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 invited Beatles fans from around the world to enjoy the grand anniversary show "Stream & Shout" from the original venue via livestream. The full show is available as video on demand directly here, on the Facebook page of Hamburg Ahoi and on YouTube.