Sie liebt dich: The Beatles in German

In a bit of his­tor­i­cal irony, the British Inva­sion hit Ger­many before it reached the UK or any­where else. From 1960 — 1962, the Bea­t­les played the grit­ty night­clubs of Ham­burg and real­ly learned to play togeth­er as a band. There, they final­ized the cast: John, Paul, George and then Ringo. And there they refined their live act, play­ing 281 con­certs, some last­ing as long as 12 hours. Need­less to say, The Bea­t­les built up a fan­base in Ger­many, and they lat­er nur­tured it by re-record­ing some ear­ly hits in Ger­man. Above, we have “She Loves You” reworked as “Sie Liebt Dich” (Jan­u­ary 1964). Oth­er Ger­man record­ings includ­ed “Komm, gib mir deine Hand” (“I Want to Hold Your Hand”) and the rather amus­ing Geh raus (“Get Back”).

PS Look­ing to learn some Ger­man? Don’t for­get about our col­lec­tion of Free For­eign Lan­guage Lessons.

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  • Ablett Lester says:

    Sie Liebt Dich and Komm,gib mir deine Hand were record­ed in 1964
    Qtn; were they both aired, pos­si­bly-radio Lux­em­burg in same year ?
    Thank you in advance, Ablett Lester

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