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The Beatles and Astrid Kirchherr: They Loved Stu Yeah Yeah Yeah

John Harris, New Musical Express, 2 April 1994

They weren't always old men owning half of Scotland and giving all their money to spiritual motor racing gurus. On the eve of a Beatles reformation, a new movie, Backbeat, examines the band's early years as teenage lager and speed monsters and, in particular, the relationship between Lennon, doomed bassplayer Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kirchherr, the photographer who created their moptops. JOHN HARRIS day trips in Hamburg, 1960.

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