Remembering Astrid

15 May 2020

Astrid Kirchherr, the innovative German photographer who captured iconic photos of The Beatles from their early Hamburg days, has died aged 81.


Olivia Harrison remembers Astrid:


Dear Astrid,

Just yesterday I held your Christmas card….stood for some moments with it in my hand and communed with you. Addressed in gold ink, always a gold star floating on a red envelope, I wondered how you were then sent you imaginary flowers.

Astrid is and was the sweetest woman, so thoughtful and kind and talented, with an eye to capture a soul. Our family loved her and none more than George. I am truly saddened but honoured to have known her.


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