Paul McCartney leads tributes as Beatles photographer Robert Freeman dies, aged 82

Paul McCartney
Beatles photographer Robert Freeman and (Pictures: Rex/PA)

Paul McCartney has paid tribute to Beatles photographer Robert Freeman, who died on Friday, aged 82.

The Yesterday singer penned an emotional message to the photographer – who shot a few of ’ most well-known album covers.

‘Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker,’ he started, earlier than describing a few of his favourite pictures.

‘People often think that the cover shot for Meet The Beatles of our foreheads in half shadow was a carefully arranged studio shot,’ he continued.

‘In truth, it was taken fairly shortly by Robert within the hall of a lodge we had been staying in the place pure mild got here from the home windows on the finish of the hall.

‘I think it took no more than half an hour to accomplish.’



‘I will miss this wonderful man but will always cherish the fond memories I have of him,’ the star concluded the publish on his official web site.

Ringo in the meantime took to Twitter to remark: ‘God bless Robert Freeman peace and like to all his household.

25th November 1963: Liverpudlian beat combo The Beatles, from left to right Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon (1940 - 1980), and George Harrison (1943 - 2001), performing in front of a camera-shaped drum kit on Granada TV's Late Scene Extra television show filmed in Manchester, England on November 25, 1963. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Beatles pictured in 1963 (Picture: Getty Images)

Sir Paul’s weblog comes after he lately stated there’s a ‘remote possibility’ he would headline Glastonbury.

Speaking to the BBC, he stated: ‘People are saying that it would be good if I did it, so I’m beginning to consider whether or not I can or whether or not it will be an excellent factor.

‘My youngsters are saying “Dad we’ve got to talk about Glastonbury,” and I believe I do know what they imply.’

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