Sadly, Beatles author Mark Lewisohn has reported that Astrid Kirchherr, friend (and for a time, girlfriend of Stuart Sutcliffe) and photographer of the Beatles during their per-international fame days in Hamburg, passed away this week on 5/12/20. She was just shy of her 82nd birthday. She seemed like a very gentle soul. God speed, Astrid.
Below is a sample of Astrid’s iconic black and whites of the Beatles in Hamburg.