George Harrison said he missed The Beatles‘ days in Hamburg, Germany. He enjoyed their camaraderie and carefree performances that went on late into the night. It was every band’s dream.
In 1960, The Beatles’ first manager, Allan Williams, organized their residency in Hamburg, Germany. They set out in August, and a couple of days later, they arrived in the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red-light district. The streets were crowded with gangsters, gunrunners, gaudy clubs, and seedy restaurants.
To George, it was the most exciting place.
“It was good fun, you know, but when we moved into the second club we were becoming so popular with the crowd of regulars, that we never got in any problems with all these gangster sort of people,” George told Crawdaddy in 1977 (per George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters).
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