New and improved Indra Club photo

Paul McCartney surprised us yesterday on his social media channels by commemorating deceased band member Stuart Sutcliffe, who would have turned 80, if he hadn’t died in 1962. Paul wrote: “Our original bass player Stuart would have been 80 today! So many great memories of our time together. Happy birthday Stu! Love Paul”

But the best part is, he illustrated it with a high quality version of a photo from the Indra club. It was probably taken on August 17, 1960, when the Beatles had just begun their first stint in Hamburg.

The Beatles hamming it up for the unknown photographer at the Indra.

We have featured this photo on this blog on previous occasions, and here’s what it used to look like:

Earlier incarnation of the photo

So thank you very much, Paul! This made our day. Oh and the fact that it was our birthday too, yeah. Here’s a black and white version we created from Paul’s yellow-tinted upload:

Paul’s Indra Club photo in black and white

The palm tree lamp at the left has always just been a grey dot in previous renderings of the photo.

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5 Responses

  1. The Beatles Videos says:

    The improved photo was in the one on one book though this is still an improvement because in the book the photos small.

  2. Keith says:

    That's the day I was born.

  3. Teddy Salad says:

    Interesting, to me anyway, to see Pete smiling. This has been rare in published photographs.

  4. andywharris says:

    Pete has wind!!

  5. Popper says:

    Who says Brian Epstein forced them into suits? They've even bought matching shoes here!

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