This was the 64th night of The Beatles’ lengthiest residency in Hamburg, during which they played a total of 92 nights at the Top Ten Club.
The club was owned by Peter Eckhorn, who paid each of The Beatles 35DM (￡3) per day. They were required to play from 7pm until 2am each weekday, and from 8pm until 4am on weekends, with a 15-minute break in each hour.
The performances at the Top Ten were so successful that Eckhorn twice extended The Beatles’ contract. They eventually left Germany following their final show at the club on 1 July 1961, having performed on stage for 503 hours during their stay.
Also on this day...
- 2018: New book to explore the creation of John Lennon’s Imagine album
- 1966: Recording, mixing: I Want To Tell You, Yellow Submarine
- 1965: John, George, Cynthia and Pattie attend Allen Ginsberg’s 39th birthday party
- 1964: Recording: You Know What To Do, You’re My World, No Reply, Any Time At All, Things We Said Today
- 1964: Ringo Starr is taken ill before The Beatles’ world tour
- 1963: Live: Granada Cinema, Woolwich, London
- 1962: Rehearsal: Cavern Club, Liverpool
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