The Beatles in Hamburg: 50 Years Later

By Hamburg Marketing Gmbh, PRNE
Sunday, August 15, 2010

HAMBURG, August 16, 2010 - On August 17th 1960, the Beatles played their very first concert at
Indra, a Hamburg music club. Over the following two and a half years, the
band played 281 gigs in Germany, and laid the foundations of their career.
Now, 50 years later, the all-star band Bambi Kino, which includes members of
Maplewood, Nada Surf and Moby, will bring pop history to life by performing
the exact set-list of the Beatles from that very day.

Beatles fans from all over the world will jump at the chance to
experience this anniversary concert, and to explore to the band's influence
on Hamburg's new, fresh pop-music sound: Nowadays, countless cutting-edge
music clubs line the neon-bright, world-famous Reeperbahn - a boulevard of
entertainment and subcultural hub for the last 20 years, which hosts
exciting live music, theatre shows, big musicals, and is home to edgy

The Kaiserkeller, where the Beatles played after their guest slot at the
Indra, today serves as a basement-club, while the Grosse Freiheit 36 is one
of the main stages of the Reeperbahn Festival, which is Germany's biggest
club festival and invites about 170 international newcomers to Germany's most
creative neighbourhood - St. Pauli - for three nights of fantastic music in
September. The festival ticket entitles the holder to attend the weekly
Beatles tour with musician Stefanie Hempel, who combines historical insights
into the era of the Beatles with performances of their songs.

The Beatles museum BEATLEMANIA comprises five floors exclusively
devoted to commemorating the Fab Four. Its exhibitions include memorabilia
from the later Beatles-clubs Top Ten and from the legendary Star Club,
where the Beatles were performing when their first single "Love Me Do"
climbed to number 17 on the British charts.

Hamburg is where the Beatles became stars, and the city now invites
everybody to come and discover this magnificent legacy. The Beatles
themselves never tired of stressing the importance of their apprenticeship
years in the music metropolis Hamburg, with John Lennon confessing: "I was
born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg".



    Hamburg Marketing GmbH
    Guido Neumann
    T +49-40-411110-617

Contact: Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Guido Neumann, T +49-40-411110-617, guido.neumann at

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