About Klaus Voormann 2017-07-12T01:06:33+00:00

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About Klaus Voormann

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

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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)

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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 ist launch.

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

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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.

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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.

Voormann Concerts & Sessions

1966
Everly Brother’s Tour England

1969
div. John Lennon Sessions, London
Billy Preston LP, London

1970
George Harrison, London
All Things Must Pass
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP
Leon Russel LP
Ringo Starr Sentimental Journey LP

1971
B.B. King LP, London
John Lennon “Imagine”, LP, Film, London/USA
2nd Grammy for “Concert for Banglasdesh”, LP, Film
Harry Nilsson/Nilsson Schmilsson

1972
Frampton “Wind of Change”, LP
John Lennon/Sometime in NYC/Live Jam, LP

1973
Harry Nilsson/Son of Schmilsson
Lou Reed Transformer LP
Carly Simon No Secrets LP

1974
Chi Coltrane , Let it ride LP
George Harrison
Living in the Material World LP
Jerry Lee Lewis, LP
George Harrison, Dark Horse LP
John Lennon, Walls and Bridges
Harry Nilsson, Son of Dracula
Harry Nilsson, Pussy Cats
Martha Reeves, LP
Ravi Shankar, Shankar Family & Friends LP
Carly Simon, Hotcakes LP
Ringo Starr, Good Night Vienna LP
Dion, Born to Be With You, LP
Art Garfunkel, Breakaway LP
George Harrison, Extra Texture LP
John Lennon, Rock ‘n‘ Roll LP
Keith Moon, Two Sides o. t. Moon LP
Harry Nilsson, Knnillssonn, LP,
Duit on Mon Die LP

1975
Carly Simon, Playing Poissum, LP
Harry Nilsson, That’s the Way it is LP
Van Dike Parks, Clang of the Yankee Reaper LP

1976
Dion, Streetheart, LP
Donovan, Slow down World, LP

1977
Long John Baldry, Welcome to the Club, LP
Lonnie Donegan, Puttin‘ on the Style, LP
Randy Newman, Little Criminals, LP
Carly Simon, Another Passanger LP
Ringo Starr, Rotgravure, LP

1981
Marius Müller Westernhagen, Stinker

1985
Trio, What’s the Password

1986
John Lennon, Menlove Ave.LP

1992
Yoko Ono, Onobox LP,
Walking on Thin Ice ,LPs

1998
John Lennon Anthology LP
John Lennon Wonsaponatime LP

2001
Klaus Doldinger Works & Passion LP

2003
Concert for George Harrison /London

2010
Plastic Ono Band Reunion
Concert with Yoko Ono, Sean Ono, Eric
Clapton, Jim Keltner/Brooklyn NY

2011
Artgenossen-Concert with Stefan Stoppok,
Chris Farlow and others/Landsberg Germany

2012
Lahnstein Blues Festival Concert with Mike d‘Abo,
Chris Farlow, Stefan Stoppok
Lahnstein Blues Festival – Louis Award

2017

BR Filmtonart München,  Special Guest Monday Tramps

Voormann & Bands

1964
Paddy, Klaus & Gibson

1966
Manfred Mann Band

1969
Plastic Ono Band/Toronto

2010
Plastic Ono Band Reunion/Brooklyn

Voormann
The Graphic Designer

1958
Meisterschule f. Gestaltung, Hamburg

1960
Diverse Cover, Hamburg

1966
Revolver Cover Artwork, London

1967
1. Grammy f. Revolver, LP, LA

1967
Twiggy Legende für Vogue, London
International Art Directors Award

1968
Where Was Spring
Animation film, Ray Davis, London

1968
Cover Artwork Bee Gees LP Idea, London

1973
Cover Artwork U.S.A., Spooky Tooth
Artwork Ringo Starr, Ringo LP

1981
Marius Müller Westernhagen, Stinker LP Cover
Klaus Doldinger Passport, Blue Tattoo

1988
Cover Artwork Ram Pietsch, LP

1992-98
Genesis Verlag: Hamburg Days Buch 6
fotorealistische Ölgemälde

1995
Beatles Anthology LP, CD, DVD, Book

1999
Paul Mac Cartney LP
Run Devil Run, Booklet Illustration

2000
Elvis meets Beatles, fotorealistische
Illustrationen für Bauer Verlag,
Skizzen und Making of

2002
Harry Nilsson, Coverdesign
That’s the Way it Is, expanded LP

2003
Turbonegro Cover und Illustrationen,
Scandinavian Leather

2006
Mando Diao, Bassbemalung

2007
Wet Wet Wet, Cover Artwork
Martin Gore/Depeche Mode, Artwork

2008
Jack Mittelman, Cover Artwork
HOMMAGE TO KLAUS VOORMANN
ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITON BERLIN
Artwork VW Revolving New Beetle

2009
Cover Artwork Mando Diao/Gloria
with Maximilian Voormann

2010
Twang, Cover Artwork
The Beatles, Cover Artwork, Der Spiegel Magazin/Germany
Woody Allen, Tour Poster/Germany
Remember Revolver-KVExhibition, Weiden/Germany
Mando Diao, MTV Unpluuged
Illustrations for Booklet/T-Shirts

2011
Grammy Nomination for
A Sideman’s Journey Deluxe Box Set
Paolo Nutini Tour Poster, Germany
Cover Artwork Nero Magazin/Japan
Cover Artwork Noel Gallagher
Rolling Stone Magazin/Germany
Remember Revolver-KVExhibition
Nürnberg and Merzig/Germany

2012
Foolsgarden, Cover Artwork
Hamburg Impact Cycle, Paintings
Taboris Mein Kampf, Wall Painting
Praha, Svanda Theatre

2014 – 2015

Making of  Revolver Graphic Novel / more than 500 scetches

2016

Finale completion of „Birth of an Icon Revolver 50, Hardcover launch Aug. /Softcover launch Oct.

2017

Birth of an Icon Revolver 50 Grammy Anniversary Edition  Collector and Deluxe Copies (Genesis Publications), Revolver Art Collage (Genesis Publications)

Woody Allen Concert Poster, Illustration for MAD Magazin,

Voormann the Producer

1981
Trio, LP
H.R. Kunze, Reine Nervensache LP

1983
Trio, Bye Bye, LP
Joachim Witt, Mit Rucksack und Harpune LP

1985
Trio,What’s the Password
Stephan Remmler, LP
Wigald Boning, Bremen, LP

1988
RAM Pietsch LP
Munich Symphonics
Mary Hopkins
Dan Cafferty
and others

Voormann the Producer & Artist

2009
Voormann & Friends:
A Sideman’s Journey
Limited Edition, Featuring more than 30
artists like RingoStarr, Paul McCartney, Dr.
John, Yusuf, Manfreds