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Longtime Beatles associate Klaus Voormann launching art exhibit inspired by band's early years

PRNewsfoto/Hamburg Marketing GmbHKlaus Voormann, the longtime Beatles friend and collaborator who created the cover of the band's classic album Revolver, will launch a new art exhibition this month at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

The exhibit, which is based on Voormann's 2018 book It Started in Hamburg, will be on display from September 19 to September 23. Released to coincide with Voormann's 80th birthday, It Started in Hamburg features Klaus' reflections on his life and the art he created, as well as his recollections of his experiences with The Beatles.

The Berlin-born Voormann befriended The Beatles when the band famously relocated to Hamburg in the early 1960s to play clubs in the city's Reeperbahn entertainment district. Klaus later moved to London, where he lived with George Harrison and Ringo Starr for a time.

In 1966, Voorman was asked by John Lennon to design the cover of Revolver. Klaus' musical resume also includes stints as a bass player for Manfred Mann and The Plastic Ono Band. In addition, he became an in-demand session musician who played on albums by Lennon, Harrison and Starr, as well as many other artists.

The Reeperbahn Festival will feature a variety of concerts, artistic performances, book readings and art shows.

For more information about the It Started in Hamburg book, visit

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