Klaus Voormann, a close familiar of the Beatles as graphic artist, musician and long-term amigo, will be the subject of the Smithsonian Channel's biography "All You Need Is Klaus," which premieres Aug. 22.
As a struggling young artist, Voormann met the Beatles in Hamburg in 1960, when the four musicians were working in the Reeperbahn's seedy clubs. He emigrated to London in 1963, and crashed with George Harrison and Ringo Starr at their apartment. In 1965, he created the Grammy-winning album cover for the Fab Four's "Revolver." He went on to play and record with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.