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Klaus Sperber January 24, — August 6,better known as Klaus Nomiwas a German Storm Raid Battle (Tour Mix) - Sabrepulse - Chipbreak Wars 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 s pop standards like Chubby Checker 's " The Twist " and Lou Christie 's " Lightnin' Strikes ". Nomi died in 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 disease. In the s, he worked as an usher at the Deutsche Oper in West Berlin where he sang for the other ushers and maintenance crew on stage in front of the fire curtain after performances.
Nomi moved to New York City in According to The Nomi Songa documentary by Andrew Horn, Nomi took singing lessons and supported himself as a pastry chef. Joey Arias recalled: "I still get goose pimples when I think about it It was like he was from a different planet and his parents were calling him home. When the smoke cleared, he was gone. Disagreements with the management Nomi engaged led to a dissolution of this band, and Nomi continued without them. Bowie hired them as performers and backup singers for his appearance on Saturday Night Live on December 15, During the performance of "TVC 15", Nomi and Arias dragged around a large prop pink poodle with a television screen in its mouth.
Nomi was so impressed with the plastic quasi-tuxedo suit that Bowie wore during "The Man Who Sold the World" that he commissioned one for himself.
He wore the suit on the cover of his self-titled album, as well as during a number of his music videos. Nomi wore his variant of the outfit, in monochromatic black-and-white with spandex and makeup to match, until the last few months of his life. He was later buried in this suit. He released 80s Boy (Narrator Remix) - Epsilon Minus - Mark II second album, Simple Manin November The rock documentary film Urgh!
In the last several months of his life, Nomi changed his focus to operatic pieces and adopted a Baroque era operatic outfit complete with full collar as his typical onstage attire. The collar helped cover the outbreaks of Kaposi's sarcoma on his neck, one of the numerous AIDS-related diseases Nomi developed toward the end Total Eclipse - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi his life.
Filmmakers such as Andrew Horn and writers such as Jim Fouratt consider Nomi an important part of the Total Eclipse - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi East Village scene, which was a hotbed of development for punk rock, music, the visual arts and the avant-garde.
Although Nomi's work had not yet met with national commercial success at the time of his death, he garnered a cult following, mainly in New York and in France. New music pieces inspired by Nomi were commissioned by the gallery for a variety of European musicians, including Ernesto Tomasinia singer often considered Total Eclipse - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi be Nomi's heir.
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