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  • “The Beatles frequently played in the Star-Club and some other music clubs in Hamburg while I was a teenager. That was before their first single was released. I liked their music, but I had problems in getting into the clubs because of my young age. You had to be 17 years old to go to these places. I still managed to see them four or five times. Usually there were between 20 to 30 people in the audience, sometimes only 10 to 20. But they were great to watch. I also saw the Rolling Stones two or three times in the Top Ten Club before they became popular” Rainer Nittscher, who lives in Hamburg, told me when I met him in Brussels in Belgium.

    I first saw him two years ago, when attending the seafood exhibition there, and we soon found out that we shared interest in music and soccer. As our conversation went on, I discovered that Reinar had been a keen fan of rock music in his youth, and that he tried to go to concerts during weekends.

    To hear someone describing concerts the Beatles did between 1960 and 1962, before they even recorded Love me do, was something very special for me, a livelong fan of this magnificent group!

    Rainer works in the seafood industry and the photo of him and his customers was taken in Brussels last week.

    The photo is from my photo diary
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