I should've started this way earlier (and I might go back and update), but as I'm reading Mark Lewisohn's definitive new Beatles biography, I'll be updating this post with links to photos he mentions but might not include in the book.
Page 429. Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Spring 1961, by Gerd Mingram:
"Paul stands at the microphone, laughing and signing to John, who's down on one knee and reacting in kind with his Rickenbacker."
"Mingram's camera also caught one of the occasions when a gangster [Walter Sprenger, infamous St. Pauli thug] sang with the Beatles."
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... ngram.html
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Page 434. Top Ten Club roof, Hamburg, Spring 1961:
"John, Paul and George--buddies, friends and pals, to use their own express--went up on the roof and posed for photos with the new look."
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... 20top.html
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Page 436. Hamburg, Spring 1961, by Jurgen Vollmer:
"He fired off a roll of twelve black-and-white photos on the Alster ferry, and eight more frames on the landing stage at Winterhuder Fahrhaus, and George's character and youth shine fresh from the spring images."
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... lmer3.html
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Page 436. Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Spring 1961, by Jurgen Vollmer
"The session produced some exceptional photos of John, George and Paul closely grouped around the Top Ten microphones, playing the Rickenbacker, Futurama and kaput Rosetti."
"Jurgen also took a very good photo of John and Stu together--the single existing high-quality image of these great friends."
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... llmer.html
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Page 437. Wohlwillstrasse, Spring 1961, by Jurgen Vollmer
Vollmer: "I put John in the dooryway beacuse he looked the most rocker of them all... then I got the other three to pass by." (That's Paul, Stu, and George.)
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... mer3b.html
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Page 442. Scharbeutz, Spring 1961
"Simple snapshots record John and Cyn happily hugging by the water's edge, and two close mates enjoying a moment: John in a T-shirt, Stu in a floppy hat with a ciggie clenched between his teeth, together crafting a piece of art with driftwood and sand."
More: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961 ... beach.html
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This is turning out to be a huge amount of work, considering that Lewisohn references photos on almost every other page! Probably best to just link to this and forget it: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961/1961.html
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