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  • Hamburg, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1960

    The Beatles

    Moving to Hamburg

    Hamburg, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1960

    Allan Williams, the Beatles' unofficial manager, arranged a residency for them in Hamburg, but lacking a full-time drummer they auditioned and hired Pete Best in mid-August 1960. The band, now a five-piece, left four days later, contracted to club owner Bruno Koschmider for what would be a 3​1⁄2-month residency.




  • Hamburg, Germany
    Sunday Nov 20, 1960

    The Beatles

    Harrison's deportation

    Hamburg, Germany
    Sunday Nov 20, 1960

    When Koschmider learned they had been performing at the rival Top Ten Club in breach of their contract, he gave the band one month's termination notice,and reported the underage Harrison, who had obtained permission to stay in Hamburg by lying to the German authorities about his age. The authorities arranged for Harrison's deportation in late November.




  • East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    Che Guevara

    A trade agreement in East Berlin

    East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    At the end of 1960 he visited Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Hungary and East Germany and signed, for instance, a trade agreement in East Berlin on December 17, 1960.




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