Weekend Artists Series, Part 2: Klaus Voorman

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(Klaus Voorman, Berlin, 1938- )

The guy who made the drawing that was to become the cover of The Beatles Revolver album…

He is an artist and musician. He met The Beatles in Germany at the club Kaiserkeller. During 1966, when he created the cover drawing for The Beatles Revolver, he played bass for the band Manfred Mann. He also designed the album cover for The Bee Gees Bee Gees’ 1st album and the covers for the three albums that make up The Beatles Anthology. These three, if you place them relative to each other form a large collage composed of covers of other albums and posters that represent the different stages of the career of The Beatles. He worked with the lads during their solo careers and played with George on the concert for Bangladesh. He was born in Berlin in 1938.

Let me know what you think. I, being a life-long and die-hard Beatles fan, like anything and everything related with and relative to the band, so I decided to feature Klaus Voorman. He is worthy of recognition, both as a musician and a graphic illustrator. He is also an actor, a painter, a photographer a record producer and a bassist. Here is my video and musical tribute:

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  1. Brad Osborne · 5 Days Ago

    I love his art! But now I have to go figure out why I never knew his association with Manfred Mann. By the way, they are another band that could be worthy of one of your deep dive posts on their history and legacy. Stay well and my best to you and yours!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 5 Days Ago

      Oh yes! Manfred Man is one of the worthy ones, for sure Brad! Thank you and you too, stay well and enjoy!

  2. Easymalc · 5 Days Ago

    I couldn’t say that Revolver was one of my favourite Beatles albums, and to be honest I’ve never studied the artwork for the cover that closely before, but now that you’ve pointed it out and shown us what Klaus Voorman could do, I’m pretty impressed. The Kaiserkeller is still there by the way – or at least it was the last time I was in Hamburg.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 5 Days Ago

      Take a good listen to Revolver Malc. I am sure you will see what I mean when I say that this is the album that changed the Beatles from great song (pop) craftsmen to artists…and I plan to visit, hope it’s still there. I am sure some of the essence of John and George is still around. Happy Sunday mate!
      All the best,

      • Easymalc · 5 Days Ago

        I think if we discussed the merits of each Beatles album over a drink or two we’d be ‘revolving’ ourselves 🙂

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 5 Days Ago

        Quite right you are my friend! You pick the spirits and I’ll pick the albums. Deal?

      • Easymalc · 5 Days Ago

        Isha deal! 🙂

  3. spwilcen · 5 Days Ago

    Brief and educational. Delightful quick read. Thank you sir.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 5 Days Ago

      I thank you SP. as always I truly appreciate your time and quite look forward to your visits. It’s always my pleasure, take good care and stay warm out there.

  4. DougInNC · 4 Days Ago

    Some nice gems in that video, including “Elvis McCartney.” 🙂 My favorite image had the wall posters, with the man gawking out of the window and a ‘Twiggy’ reference in the center; that was fun! Nicely done, Francisco, as usual.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 4 Days Ago

      Yes, that was my favourite as well. As a Beatles fan, I gotta love it! Thank you Doug and all the best to you,

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