The ex-Beatles Paul MCCARTNEY Y Ringo Starr they have paid tribute to the London photographer Robert Freeman, author of the covers of some of the most emblematic albums of the band, who died Thursday at 82.
In his official blog, McCartney says that Freeman, whose death announced on Friday the official Twitter of the Beatles, was "one of the favorite photographers" of the quartet, not only "a great professional" but also "imaginative and an original thinker."
"I will miss this wonderful man but I will always appreciate the affectionate memories I have," says the musician.
On Twitter, Starr also reminded the artist: "God bless Robert Freeman, peace and love to his whole family," he wrote.
When reporting the death, the Beatles account noted that Freeman created “some of the most iconic images of the band,” which starred in albums such as “With the Beatles,” “A hard day's night,” “Beatles for sale,” “ Help! ”And“ Rubber Soul ”.
Born in London on December 5, 1936, Freeman became known as a photographer for the British newspaper "The Sunday Times" and through his black and white photographs of jazz musicians, including John Coltrane.
It was these photos that caught the attention of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, and of the own components of the band of Liverpool (northwest of England), that began to photograph in 1963.
That same year, Freeman also photographed the first Pirelli calendar of naked young people, which appeared in 1964.
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