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I was sorry to learn Astrid Kirchherr has passed away at 81. A very talented German photographer.

As a young photographer she took many photos of the the Beatles in the early 60's in Hamburg. This was when Stu Sutcliffe was in the band, who Astrid had a romance with until his untimely death at 21. There's movie called "Backbeat" with Stephen Dorff that was done about their romance.

I had the great fortune to meet Astrid back in 2008 at a British Pub in Hamburg called Kemp's. The pub was owned by her ex-husband Gibson Kemp, who was the drummer who replaced Ringo in Rory Storm's band after he left to join the Beatles. I hand many drinks in Gibson's Pub, a wonderful guy.

I had an opportunity to talk to her about photography and the famous Beatles haircuts that she was responsible for. A very nice and down to earth person. She maintained friends with Harrison and his wife Olivia over the years as well.

You can find many of her photos online.
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"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
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History-making photographer and by all accounts a wonderful person. Considered by some to be the 6th Beatle! Some nice tweeted tributes in Motown’s linked article.

More details about her life here:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/as......les-dead

RIP, Astrid.
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Your right about that Arthur.

And a big part of the Hamburg music and art scene.
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On NPR they’re playing a rebroadcast of an interview with Astrid by Terry Gross. Great to listen to.
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