Help for Bobber counting hours:
According to the new Elizabeth Partridge book about John Lennon, the Beatles played "over 500 hours" after their first trip to Hamburg. Also according to her, the Beatles were initially hired to play 4 hours during the week and 6 hours during the weekends. However, I have a feeling that the Hamburg sessions in particular could go much longer, depending on who was wanting them to play. So this is a pretty loose estimate to start with.
I think what we really need is a time machine so we can go back and check. *begins construction*
The Stones were doing only 30 minute sets in 66 also.
I wonder who broke the mould?
Good info on the Stones. I'd like to learn the answer to this question, too.