A new app in the Apple iTunes store that tour sites where the Beatles lived, played and recorded is the first in a new series, Mark Schneegurt told us July 18.
“I do all the research, writing, image processing, and programming myself, and I’m trained in none of them, so it takes me some time for each app,” he told us. “It’s for fun and the opportunity to learn more about the Beatles. I would have liked to have this app when I toured the Beatles sites in Hamburg in 1994.”
The new app features features nearly every venue in which any member of the Beatles played, stayed or recorded. “Find out where the Beatles lived while in Hamburg. Hang out where the Beatles hung out. See the places of Beatles legend, from the docks of those famous Hamburg photographs to the art schools they attended to the police station in St. Pauli and Tremsbuttel Castle. Learn more about the fifth (and sixth) Beatles and Hamburg friends Astrid, Klaus, and others, still Beatles’ friends today,” says the app’s description.
Among the entries included in Beatles Hamburg is the Kaiserkeller, the Star Club, the Top Ten Club, the Indra, the doorway where Jurgen Vollmer photographed John Lennon, the Leder Tailor shop where the group purchased leather suits and the St. Pauli police station where Paul McCartney and Pete Best were taken after being arrested after the fire at the Bambi Kino. Each entry features a map, info, directions to get there while in Germany and pictures.
Schneegurt says the next app is already in the works. It will be Beatles France with more than 40 sites and about half in Paris. It will include everything from the site of John Lennon’s 21st birthday trip, the Paris Olympia, the 1965 tour, “Magical Mystery Tour,” “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” the Wings and solo tours and more.
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