News - 04 Feb 2014
2014 is an important anniversary for The Beatles, marking 50 years since they arrived in America and took the world by storm. It has already been a very exciting year, with Ringo and Paul reuniting at the Grammys, where they were honoured with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
We’d like to take you back to The Beatles’ beginnings, to the time in Germany that the band say shaped them. See The Beatles’ Hamburg Days come to life through the drawings of artist and bassist Klaus Voormann.
'It was Hamburg that did it. That's where we really developed.' - John Lennon
'Klaus was part of a group of The Beatles' friends in Hamburg. His "memory drawings" of our Hamburg days are not only beautiful drawings in themselves, but capture the spirit of the times.' - Paul McCartney
Photos by Astrid Kirchherr & Artwork by Klaus Voormann
Astrid Kirchherr, Klaus Voormann