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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:51 PM
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Happy 65th Birthday Klaus Nomi!
Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 - August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for remarkable vocal performances and an unusual, otherworldly, elven stage persona. Nomi is remembered for his bizarrely theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo which flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker's "The Twist" and Lou Christie's "Lightnin' Strikes".



Very unique artist and voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gma5IUNMTn0&feature=rela...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYpepxGkyY&feature=rela...
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:29 PM
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1. I thought he was dead, glad to hear he's not.

What a wild guy! We were just watching Klaus on tape the other night.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:06 AM
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2. Um . . . sorry, he's been dead for 25 years now.
One of the first celebrities to die from AIDS.
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