A pre-fame Beatles head for the seedy clubs of Hamburg in search of success. The band meet up with a group of trendy German beatniks, one of whom (Astrid Kircherr) bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with. Whilst best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock 'n roll and a new life in Germany...
He Had To Choose Between His Best Friend... The Woman He Loved... And The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In the World.
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Did You Know?
, who plays George's mother, was a secretary of the Beatles' Fan Club in its earliest days. She even gets a mention on the Beatles' 1963 Christmas message...from George. See more
In the opening credits montage, the policeman directing traffic has long hair covering his ears, far too long for 1960. See more
Green tea, anyone?
At the very end of the end titles, long after all the other music credits have run, one last music credit appears on the otherwise blank screen: "TIME TO GO HOME, Written by Maria Bird, Published by Minder Music." See more
References Eddie and the Cruisers
Long Tall Sally
Written & Composed by Richard Penniman [Little Richard
], Enotris Johnson & Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
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