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Meeting Klaus Voormann

Posted by matisse_ep on 2009.12.05 at 22:48
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On Wed I was able to meet Klaus Voormann while he was invited to the Hamburg Beatles Museum to talk about his new project "A Sideman's Journey". For more information on this great record (I won a signed version a couple of months ago!) go to his website www.klaus-voormann.com. In the beginning of the 60s he was Astrid Kirchherr's boyfriend and introduced her to the Beatles in Kaiserkeller, he wanted to play bass with the Beatles later while they appeared in the Top Ten, but Paul had by then already filled in for Stu and the band was complete. I first realized his importance when I saw him playing bass on "Imagine" as seen in the great documentary "Gimme Some Truth". Of course, he also designed the Revolver and Anthology covers, and lately he drew many pictures of the Beatles in Hamburg, displayed at the Beatles Museum. He is still on good terms with Paul and attended the concert in the evening together with Astrid.
He signed a "Revolver" postcard and kindly posed for a picture for me, mainly because he knows my boss, who took the picture :D

Joe Flannery (as covered in this entry) was in Hamburg as well to attend the McCartney concert. I met him shortly and my boss photographed us together with an old friend of the Beatles in Hamburg, Hans-Walter "Icke" Braun (the first picture is from 1966 during the Beatles' Tour in Germany):

This is Icke, Joe's German friend and manager Michael, myself and Joe (the random guy in the back doesn't belong to us):

Don't look at my shoes :S


eppylover at 2009-12-07 06:24 (UTC) (Link)
Oh come on!
I like your shoes!
...and what was Drew Carey doing behind you? LOL
matisse_ep at 2009-12-07 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
LOL No idea...we didn't even notice he was lurking there to see who was sitting in the Beatles Café. Joe is just putting his arm around my waist to make sure I am in the picture, he's sooo sweet! :3
ashkloud_02 at 2010-07-31 11:44 (UTC) (Link)

Joe Flannery?

In the second pic (the black + white one with the "Freunde der Beatles" caption) is Joe Flannery the one with the tux on McCartney's left? thanks
matisse_ep at 2010-08-01 19:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Joe Flannery?

No, that's Icke Braun next to Paul, their German friend. I gave that postcard to Joe because he knew him too and never saw that picture before.
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