Hamburg constructing Beatles monument


BERLIN -- A monument to the Beatles will be constructed in Hamburg, where the Fab Four launched their international career 45 years ago.

Radio station Oldie 95, the organizer, says the $625,000 steel monument will be built on a corner of the St. Pauli district near clubs where the Beatles played in 1962.

The monument will represent Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and early Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, who died in Hamburg in 1962, the radio station said Monday.

Construction is expected to begin this year.