Macca Returns To Hamburg
Macca will find some places have changed very little since The Beatles first played Hamburg in the early ’60s.
His last drinks tab – which he did pay – is still on the wall of a bar on Grosse Freiheit.
Nearly 50 years after his first historic visit, Macca will find further evidence of how seriously the city now takes its musical heritage at the five-story Beatles exhibition that Hamburg-based live music promoter Folkert Koopmans has put together at the east end of the Reeperbahn.
The junction that links the two streets now has a steel structure monument depicting the Fab Four. It cost an estimated euro 340,000 ($500,000) and was unveiled a little over a year ago.
“Hamburg is proud to have Paul back where everything began – it’s going to be a perfect start for next year’s 50th anniversary of The Beatles career starting in Hamburg,” says Hamburg Marketing media relations director Guido Neumann.
Sir Paul’s “Good Evening Europe” tour – which currently stands at seven dates – kicks off with a show co-promoted by Peter Rieger and Karsten Jahnke at the city’s Color Line Arena Dec. 2.
The other cities on the itinerary are Berlin, Arnhem, Paris, Cologne, Dublin and London.