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The Beatles in Hamburg - 1960

Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:18 pm

There's this page called "The Savage Young Beatles" where you can find dozens and dozens of great early photos of the group, many of them rarely, if ever, seen elsewhere.

You can also find well-known images there, though. One of them is a picture taken by German photographer Astrid Kirchherr at an amusement park in Hamburg, late in 1960. This photo shows Harrison, Lennon and McCartney, together with Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe, in front of a rollercoaster :

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Here's the link to the website, and to the specific page where you can find this classic photo :

http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/main.html

http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.11.00%20astrid%20pics/60.11.00astridpics.html

But I wanted to share with you a photo I recently found. At first sight, it's the same image as above, only uncropped. That's a rarity in itself. I had never seen it like that before. But if you look closely, you'll realize it's also a different photo, only seconds apart from the other. The most noticeable differences are Lennon and McCartney's right hands, and Stu's hands, which are seen in different positions :

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As you can see, this image appears slightly out of focus, which may have been the reason why it was discarded in the first place. Only guessing.

Here's the link to the source of the uncropped image :

http://blogs.20minutos.es/trasdos/2012/09/03/quinto-beatle-stuart-sutcliffe/

Any thoughts ? Thank you !
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Re: The Beatles in Hamburg - 1960

Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:41 pm

Here's an addition / update.

I've found this contact sheet, which is the obvious source for the above uncropped image, and there are 12 different photos...

Are they all really different between them ?

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Here's the link :

http://www.guernseys.com/beatles%20website/Extra/index10.html - (first link, number 500)

Or go directly to :

http://www.guernseys.com/beatles%20website/Extra/images/500_1.jpg
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Re: The Beatles in Hamburg - 1960

Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:50 am

The proper name and home page:

THE BEATLES SOURCE - Beatles Acetates, E.M.I. Master Tapes, Dick James, Apple and more
http://www.beatlesource.com/

It's a tremendous, very studious Beatles site with tons of information and much more. In my correspondence with Chazz Avery, the webmaster, I found that he does it all himself. If you love the group, and what sane person does not, it's worth many repeat visits. You'll find something new every time.

As it says on the home page:

Welcome to m little corner of Beatledom
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you will find many things of interest.

This is always a works-in-progress and
the navigation is a bit crude
but improvements will be strived for.
Please bear with me.

Re: The Beatles in Hamburg - 1960

Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:15 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:The proper name and home page:

THE BEATLES SOURCE - Beatles Acetates, E.M.I. Master Tapes, Dick James, Apple and more
http://www.beatlesource.com/

It's a tremendous, very studious Beatles site with tons of information and much more. In my correspondence with Chazz Avery, the webmaster, I found that he does it all himself. If you love the group, and what sane person does not, it's worth many repeat visits. You'll find something new every time.

As it says on the home page:

Welcome to m little corner of Beatledom
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you will find many things of interest.

This is always a works-in-progress and
the navigation is a bit crude
but improvements will be strived for.
Please bear with me.



Thanks for the information.

It looked like the page belonged to something bigger, but whenever I visited it I always got hooked with those early pics and forgot to look for the "home" link.

I will certainly be visiting it often. This is what they call "a labor of love". Tons of information and pictures !

Thanks again.