The Beatles – Matchbox (Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962)

Written by on June 14, 2020


June 13, 1977: Lingasong Records released the album "The Beatles Live! At The Star Club in Germany; 1962" in the US. The set was taped in 1962 with a hand held tape recorder, and while the quality of the sound was terrible, the tapes were an important part of Beatles history; the album provides historic insight into the group's club act in the period after Ringo Starr joined but before the emergence of Beatlemania.

The LP would not be a commercial success; it would peak at #111 on the US charts. The former Beatles tried to block the initial release of the LP but we're unsuccessful; in 1998 they would get the rights to the album.




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