Beatles By Day

Long time ago when we was fab

Pre-Beatlemania

The Hamburg years. Super rare photograph of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison on a Hamburg roof dressed in leather, circa 1960.

George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney on a roof in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney on a roof in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

The Beatles Performing in Hamburg, circa 1961. 

The Beatles Performing in Hamburg, circa 1961. 

Paul McCartney in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

Paul McCartney in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

 The Beatles performing in Hamburg, 1960. 

 The Beatles performing in Hamburg, 1960. 

Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison and John Lennon in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison and John Lennon in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

The Beatles in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

The Beatles in Hamburg, circa 1960. 

George Harrison in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon and George Harrison in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon and George Harrison in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

George Harrison in Hamburg, 1962. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

 George Harrison John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

 George Harrison John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

 The Beatles in Hamburg, 1960. 

 The Beatles in Hamburg, 1960. 

John Lennon in Hamburg, 1960. Photos by Astrid Kirchherr.

John Lennon in Hamburg, 1960. Photos by Astrid Kirchherr.