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The featured INSIDE THE MUSIC premiere, ALL YOU NEED IS KLAUS, premiering August 22 at 8pm ET/PT, is a journey into the incredible life of Klaus Voormann. Respected as one of the finest bass guitarists of all time, Voormann is best known for his association with the most popular and most influential band in rock ‘n roll history, The Beatles. ALL YOU NEED IS KLAUS also features Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Carly Simon, and Randy Newman, Joe Walsh and Simon are also interviewed in the film with Simon recounting Voormann’s influence on her biggest hit, “You’re So Vain.”

In 1960, Klaus Voormann met The Beatles, who at the time were completely unknown, in Hamburg, Germany, where he was an art student. Three years later, when Klaus moved to London and lived with George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their apartment, The Beatles had already become the embodiment of a new youth culture. In 1965, Voormann, who was working as a graphic designer at the time, was asked by John Lennon to create the album cover for their latest album. The highly influential piece of cover art for “Revolver,” earned Klaus a Grammy Award. That same year, he became the bassist for the Manfred Mann Band and, in 1969 for John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band. Klaus Voormann was on the frontlines of the pop era’s meteoric rise and played on all the Beatles’ solo albums.



  1. Bruno Migliari

    August 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Voorman’s bass lines are iconic. They’re a textbook definition of “seventie’s bass”. Check out Lennon’s first 4 solo albuns and Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”.

  2. Rob Collier

    rob collier

    December 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Klaus Voorman did NOT play “on all the Beatles’ solo albums.”

  3. JJ

    December 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Kaus is still a mystery. I wonder if he hung around the Beatles sessions, and gave a few suggestions to Martin. It was all teamwork of course.

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