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Guinnessbook - the record

"Harold Krämer of Siegen (Germany) furnished two rooms in his home, to be the world's smallest Beatles Museum that's open to public, covering a total of 27 m²" - that's what it the Guinness Book of Records 2000 says.

It all started 20 years ago when I was infected by a "virus", called collecting records. From Siegen to Frankfurt, from Münster to Bonn - hardly a record barter occurred without me. My collection comprises more than 17,000 sound carriers, mostly records from the 60s.

One day my wife Ilona made clear that she did not want to see records in either the bedroom nor in the bathroom, nor in our kitchen. My idea had been, as I was a huge Beatles fan since the age of 15, to 'just' collect Beatles records and souvenirs.

Back then, the "Fab Four" played in Hamburg, and I was the guitarist of the local band "Buddy and the Ravens" (click here for more).

The enthusiasm that has overcome me in the last years made me furnish my Beatles-World
in 2 living rooms totalling 27 m². Many rare movie posters and sales posters, e.g. the original poster of the "Bravo-Beatles-Blitztournee", Autographs of John, Paul, George and Ringo, the "Butcher-Cover" LP, the so called "Grönland-Pressung" of the Beatles, and, and, and...

The variety of collected items had meanwhile reached some kind of museum character - this was also confirmed by the entry into the Guinness Book of Records
Harold Krämer · Sohlbacher Straße 24 · 57078 Siegen · Telefon (0271) 8 90 97-70 · Telefax (0271) 8 90 97-71 · eMail harold.kraemer@cityweb.de