Paul McCartney - A Life in PicturesFrom his Hamburg days with the Beatles to his surprise Times Square show this month
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The Beatles spent two-years playing around tiny gigs around Hamburg, Germany between 1960 and 1962. It was a crucial time for the young band, teaching them how to win over hostile crowds and keep them enthralled. A devoted fan-base grew out of this scene, and it got the attention of future manager Brian Epstein. Here is McCartney in Hamburg, circa 1961.