Letters From Hamburg: Next Step, Studio

by Kevin Burton    Hamburg is a city in Germany about twice the size of Columbus, Ohio. Don’t know too much else about it.    Except that it was the proving ground that turned the Beatles from a pretty good club band to the best band of the rock and roll era.    Best band …

Taking The Last Train To Hamburg

by Kevin Burton    Well this is it, me climbing on board.    In my Beatles discussion yesterday I made reference to the band’s time in Hamburg, Germany where they played marathon sets and honed their craft (“Beatles Are Template For All That Followed,” March 12).    So this is me making a last-ditch effort …