During a business trip in 1994, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit several Beatle- related locations in Hamburg. As you probably know, various members of the Beatles performed at several clubs around Hamburg's Reeperbahn before the Beatles attained world-wide recognition. During this time, Pete Best was on the drums and the band included Stu Suttcliff. The Beatles, or Silver Beetles, etc., made their first recordings as a group in Hamburg, the most famous of which were with Tony Sheridan. Stu also fell in love with Astrid and stayed on as an art student, before meeting his untimely end.
On August 1, 1967, George Harrison was staying at a rented house on the street. He penned the song while awaiting the arrival of former Beatles publicity man Derek Taylor, who had gotten lost. Shortly thereafter, the piece was recorded by the Beatles for the Magical Mystery Tour film and soundtrack record. This site is about the house that George was staying at.