Scan - George in Hamburg, 1960
On St. Patricks days in 1962, Rory Storm was lying on the floor hopelessly drunk as he shouted up to Paul, ‘I wanna be in the picture’. So Paul picked up his foot and Rory was as you can see, officially in the picture.
Julian & John Lennon
Scan - John Lennon and Bettina “Betty” Derlien, bar lady on the Reeperbahn, pictured here during the Hamburg stop of the Bravo Beatles Blitztournee, 26 June 1966
Betty immediately liked The Beatles’ humor and show - and John. She kept in touch with him through letters (and he’d send her his quirky drawings, too) and in fact also went to the movie theater with him during the band’s Hamburg stays… As she recalled, they went on one occasion to see “Dracula,” and she didn’t want to see the scary bits - so she asked John to tell her when they were over and it was safe to look again. It’s probably hardly surprising that John told her to look right when the worst bits were on the screen. ;)
“My name is Betty” (John in A Hard Days Night)
At Arnhem, en route to Hamburg:3 August 16, 1960
John Lennon by Astrid Kirchherr, 1962
Pate and Paul what are you doing oh my gawD
John Lennon, probably drunk, Hamburg.
just ringo being ringo
I hope when I’m older I can be at least as 1% cool as Ringo Starr.
AND THOSE OTHER PEOPLE OMFG
I have fallen in love with this photograph
Hamburg, April 1962. Ph: Astrid Kirchherr