Astrid Kirchherr, photographer who in early 1960s Hamburg shaped the Beatles’ image – obituary

Astrid Kirchherr, photographer who in early 1960s Hamburg shaped the Beatles’ image – obituary

With her sophisticated continental aesthetic she encouraged the move to moptop hairstyles and black jackets

Voorman insisted that Astrid and her other friends come to see and hear them play. She was mesmerised, and having befriended them, arranged for their regular supply of Preludin (prellies, amphetamine-like tablets to keep them awake during their extended music… [+1507 chars]

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