Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of ‘A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to Beatles’ (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) and ‘Winning Women’s Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany’ (2002).

Why was Hamburg the Perfect Fit for the Beatles?
In 1960 the Beatles began their legendary residency in Hamburg, but what was it about the German port city that was ideal for their sound? Julia Sneeringer explores the confluence of factors that allowed rock 'n' roll gain a foothold.