The Beatles Come to America

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In the summer of 1960, the city of Hamburg had been a prominent destination for nearly eight hundred years. Though it lies sixty-five miles from the North Sea, Hamburg is connected to the sea and the wider world beyond by the broad waters of the river Elbe. The emperor Barbarossa issued a decree in the twelfth century granting the inhabitants of Hamburg the privilege of duty-free shipping along the Elbe, and ever since the city has enjoyed its status as the most important German port. Trade and commerce have been close to Hamburg's heart for centuries; its stock exchange, Germany's first, dates from 1558, and its flourishing fish market has been a staple of dockside life since 1703. But music has also sounded through the streets of Hamburg throughout its long history. The great composers Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms were born there in the nineteenth century, and for more than forty years in the mid-eighteenth

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