Pattie, Paul, and Jane.
India, Feb, 1968
June 2, 1962
The Beatles at Hamburg airport waiting to go back home to Liverpool.
Months earlier on April 11, John, Paul and Pete would fly to Hamburg to be greeted and told by Astrid Kirchherr that the bands former bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, had passed away the day before by brain haemorrhage. George, who had been feeling unwell, and manager Brian Epstein would fly in the following day on April 12.
The band was scheduled to perform a 7-week, 48-night residency at Hamburg’s Star Club, Grosse Freiheit district, from April 13 (Fri.) to May 31 (Thurs.) where they notched up close to 172 hours of stage time.
In the afternoon of this day (photos), they caught a Lufthansa flight to London Airport, from which they caught a connecting flight to Manchester Airport. They would arrive at their hometown of Liverpool at 7.25pm and would be driven to their respective homes.
Paul with one of the fans that was on the train to Washington D.C.,1964.
George Harrison and Paul McCartney during the filming of Help!, Obertauern, Austria, 1965 – photographed by Henry Grossman
Paul McCartney: “It’s a Beatle people!”
George Harrison: “Who’s your fave rave?”
PM: “I love you!”
GH: “How gear.”
– Jean Shepard interviews The Beatles for Playboy’s February 1965 issue
“John and Paul did escape from the hotel for a short time, but they saw almost nothing in Tokyo before they had to come back.” – Shimpei Asai: ‘Hello, Goodbye: The Beatles in Tokyo’ 1966