Klaus Nomi 1944 – 1983

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 music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards. He is remembered in the US as one of  David Bowie’s backing singers during a 1979 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Nomi died in 1983 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from Aids.