Klaus Nomi

~ Person

Legal name: Klaus Sperber


Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known 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 which 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi 3 5
1982 Simple Man Klaus Nomi 6
2007 Za Bakdaz Klaus Nomi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Encore! Klaus Nomi 3
1991 The Star Collection Klaus Nomi 1
1994 Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi 1
1999 Eclipsed: The Best of Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 In Concert Klaus Nomi 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Cold Song 2013 DJ Hell presents Klaus Nomi 1
2013 Cold Song 2013 (Remixes) DJ Hell & Klaus Nomi 1

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