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Klaus Nomi

German countertenor

Klaus Nomi

German countertenor
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birthday
24th
January, 1944
Death
6th
August, 1983
Birth Place
Immenstadt, Gau Swabia, Nazi Germany
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), known professionally as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona.
Nomi was known for his bizarrely visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo that flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” and Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes”. He is remembered in the United States as one of David Bowie’s backup singers for a 1979 performance on Saturday Night Live.
Nomi died in 1983 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from AIDS. He was one of the earliest known figures from the arts community to die from the illness.

Associated Acts

Joey Arias, Man Parrish, Kristian Hoffman, David Bowie

Birth Name

Klaus Sperber

Genres

New wave, synthpop, opera, experimental, baroque, disco

Labels

RCA

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, musician, performance artist

Years Active

1972 1983

Name

Klaus Nomi

Nationality

Germany

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