With gigs in England already booked, the Beatles needed a bass player.
Paul explained that “none of us wanted to be the bass player; it wasn’t the number-one job. singing, looking good.” With little time to find and break in a bass player, it was decided that Paul would play bass, and to do so he needed a bass guitar.
The work they do with music therapy transforms the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK, and I hope the sale of this guitar raises lots of money.
Rock on." The last time he donated a signed guitar it raised £60,000 for the charity.
It fell apart when I got to Hamburg—the sweat and the damp and the getting knocked around, falling over and stuff.
So in Hamburg, with my guitar bust, I turned to the piano.” In mid-1961, bass player Sutcliffe gave his notice, saying that he intended to stay in Hamburg when the band went back to England.
He said: "I am delighted to have signed and donated this very special left-handed Hofner bass in order to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins.
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You see, Paul Mc Cartney didn’t want to play the bass guitar in the first place.
In the early 1960s, The Beatles were playing in Hamburg, Germany, with bassist Stu Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best.