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Paul McCartney herinnert zich Astrid Kirchherr.

mei 22nd, 2020 at 9:16

Paul McCartney plaatste een serie van six tweets waarin hij schrijft over de op 12 mei overleden fotografe Astrid Kirchherr:

Very sad news about Astrid Kirchherr. Astrid was a dear friend from my Hamburg days with The Beatles. Another friend, Klaus Voormann, told me she had passed away and this brought back memories of our days in the clubs in Hamburg.

Astrid looked unique. She had a short blond haircut and wore a slim black, leather outfit which made her look like a funky pixie.

She would come to the club with Klaus and another friend, Jürgen Vollmer, and the three of them made quite an impression on us four lads from Liverpool.

Their wit and conversation was really stimulating and we fell in love with Astrid’s style. Astrid took beautiful photographs of us. She used black and white film and achieved a stunning mood in her pictures that we all loved.

She had a great sense of humour and later went on to marry Stuart our bass player. I have so many fond memories of our time together in the club or her home or a trip to the nearby seaside resort, Lübeck.

So sad for all of us who were her friends to lose such a lovely lady from our lives. I will miss her but will always remember her and her cheeky grin with great fondness. God bless you Astrid, see ya love! – Paul McCartney.

Ook blijkt er een boek te zijn waarin Kirchherr’s foto’s zijn verzameld:

http://www.artbook.com/9788862085748.html

en een interview met Kirchherr dat in 1995 werd uitgezonden door Joe Johnson van Radio Merseyside. Daarin komt de Hamburgse tijd van de Beatles ter sprake, maar ook de film ‘Backbeat’:

http://brunchradio.com/brunch%2Dbytes/#

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