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ABOUT KLAUS VOORMANN

Short Bio

Klaus Voormann Portrait © Jörg Steinmetz

Klaus Voormann, born in Berlin, April 29. 1938. Graphic designer, illustrator, musician and producer.

 

Klaus Voormann Grammy © C.Voormann

Received many international awards and two grammys for the Beatles album cover ‘Revolver’ (1966) and participation in George Harrison’s ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ (1971). Third Grammy Nomination for his Super Deluxe Boxset packaging of his own album “Voormann & Friends – A Sideman’s Journey” (2011), Art Directors Award  Birtish Voque session with TWIGGY (1969)

Klaus Voormann, Manfred Mann Band © Jürgen Vollmer

Played with amongst others Manfred Mann and was a member of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’.Worked for many years as a musician in the U.S.A. and England with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Dr. John ,Jerry Lee Lewis and many other rock giants. From 1981 he produced in Germany many artists like the group TRIO.

KLaus Voormann zeichnet © C.Voormann

Klaus designed more than 100 record-, book-, magazine covers and concert posters like for The Beatles, Bee Gees, Turbonegro, Wet Wet Wet, Terry Southern, Woody Allen, Der Spiegel, Rolling Stone Germany.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

Exhibitions amongst others in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Madrid, Liverpool.

2003 Heyne Publishing/Random House: Klaus Voormann biography “Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier, John?”

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2009 release of his own album and film project “Voormann and Friends – A Sideman’s Journey”  with more than 30 artists and friends like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yusuf aka Cat Stevens, Dr. John, The Manfreds and many others.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2010 Reunion of Plastic Ono Band with Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Jim Keltner, Sean Lennon for “We are Plastic Ono Band concert” in Brooklyn/New York.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2010 Klaus Voormann film portrait “All you need is Klaus”, a collaboration project of Kickfilm Munich, German Broadcasting TV, arte tv and German TV/Cinema Fonds.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2013 – 17 Several artwork projects for album covers, books, magazines. guitarpainting for the anniversary Violinebass Höfner Deutschland.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2016 Hardcover and Softcover edition of his book „Birth of an Icon REVOLVER 50“ including his graphic novel about the making of his cover artwork of The Beatles Album REVOLVER

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2017 Signed and limited Birth of an Icon Revolver 50 Grammy Anniversary  Collector and Deluxe Edition by Genesis Publications. Collector  box set copies SOLD OUT 12 days  after its launch. Deluxe box set copies SOLD OUT a few hours after launch.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

Grammy Museum LA celebrates Klaus Voormann’s 50. Revolver Grammy anniversary

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

2017 Returns to the collage medium to create a series of unique Revolver-inspired artworks. REVOLVER 50: The Collage Series brings alive the creative process that won Voormann a GRAMMY award for his iconic Beatles album cover.

Klaus Voormann Berlin Unter den Linden © Guido Rottmann

Lives south of Munich near a big lake in an old farm house. He is mostly active as an illustrator.
With his wife Christina he supports for many years international bio diversity, environment and health projects.