May 15 – R.I.P. Astrid Kirchherr

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.

From Real to Reel: Still Photographers at the Movies Astrid ...

Below is a sample of Astrid’s iconic black and whites of the Beatles in Hamburg.

John Lennon Hamburg, Germany 1960 | Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid Kirchherr: Paul McCartney, funfair portrait, Hamburg – Snap ...

Astrid Kirchherr – Snap Galleries Limited

Pop Art: Astrid Kirchherr and the Beatles - Los Angeles Times

It was 20 years ago today… Stuart Sutcliffe, Astrid Kirchherr ...

Astrid Kirchherr | Nostalgia Central