An Evening With Klaus Voormann
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his GRAMMY-winning Best Album Cover for The Beatles' Revolver
Mar 7 , 2017 Doors: 7pm Show: 7:30PM
In 1966, The Beatles released Revolver: innovative and seminal, it marked a departure from their earlier records and pushed the boundaries of rock and pop music. Capturing The Beatles' new direction, and visually representing their sound, Klaus Voormann's Revolver cover artwork became instantly iconic. It went on to win the GRAMMY Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts in 1967 — the first time for a rock and pop album. Fifty years on, Voormann has collaborated with Genesis Publications to produce a signed, enhanced edition of his recent book, Revolver 50: GRAMMY Anniversary Edition, to celebrate the anniversary of his award for this landmark album. Revolver 50 offers a fascinating insight into the making of the legendary cover with new artwork and photos, a foreword by Paul McCartney, and an introductory letter from Ringo Starr. The limited-edition version of the book is now sold out but a special GRAMMY Anniversary poster is available to buy, celebrating this major milestone. Voormann has designed album sleeves for many artists, including the Bee Gees, Starr and Sonny Rollins, and has played on many of The Beatles' solo projects. He was a member of the Manfred Mann Band and was a founding member of Yoko Ono and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. He has also contributed to numerous recordings, including Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar and Carly Simon. In 2009, Voormann celebrated his 70th birthday by releasing his own album, A Sideman's Journey, featuring various musicians he has collaborated with over the years, such as Paul McCartney, Starr, Dr. John, and Joe Walsh. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Klaus Voormann to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his career, the making of the iconic cover, and the release of his book, Revolver 50: GRAMMY Award Edition, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm Add to Calendar