John Kosh

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Art director, album cover designer, graphic artist, and documentary producer/director.

After designing for the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera House in the 1960s, Kosh moved on to becoming Art Director of "Art & Artists Magazine" through which he met The Beatles. Soon, he was hired as Creative Director for Apple Records, being responsible for design, promotion and publicity for its clientele. In 1969, Kosh handled the "War Is Over" campaign for John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, he designed work for various artists including: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, Randy Newman, Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Electric Light Orchestra, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Spinal Tap and James Taylor.

Kosh has garnered seven Grammy nominations and won three for his work with Linda Ronstadt. In 2009, the British Post Office (Royal Mail) issued commemorative stamps recognizing the Beatles and their album covers. Two of them were Kosh's: The Beatles - Abbey Road and The Beatles - Let It Be.
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ST-3357 John Kosh - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions album art John Lennon And Yoko Ono* John Lennon And Yoko Ono* - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions (Album) Zapple ST-3357 US 1969 Sell This Version
CORE 2001 John Kosh - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album art The Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (Album) Apple Records CORE 2001 UK 1969 Sell This Version
1813 John Kosh - Cold Turkey / Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow) album art Plastic Ono Band* Plastic Ono Band* - Cold Turkey / Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow) (Single) Apple Records 1813 US 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 372, APPLE 13 John Kosh - Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love album art Plastic Ono Band* Plastic Ono Band* - Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love (Single) Apple Records, Apple Records 1C 006-90 372, APPLE 13 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
8XM-3361 John Kosh - Wedding Album album art John Ono Lennon And Yoko Ono Lennon* John Ono Lennon And Yoko Ono Lennon* - Wedding Album (Album) Apple Records 8XM-3361 US 1969 Sell This Version
SP 44152 John Kosh - Winds Of Change album art The Olive Branch The Olive Branch - Winds Of Change (Album) Decca SP 44152 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SP 44146, SP. 44146 John Kosh - Ireland album art John Keating Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Chorus John Keating Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Chorus - Ireland (Album) Decca SP 44146, SP. 44146 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
CS.6670, CS6670, CS 6670 John Kosh - Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture / Romeo And Juliet album art Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky* Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky* - Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture / Romeo And Juliet (Album) London Records, London Records, London Records CS.6670, CS6670, CS 6670 US 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4218 John Kosh - Symphony In D Minor album art Stokowski*, César Franck, Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* Stokowski*, César Franck, Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony In D Minor (Album) Decca PFS 4218 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SPC 21049 John Kosh - The Planets album art Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* - The Planets (Album) London Records SPC 21049 US 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4.199 John Kosh - The Latin Splendor Of Werner Müller album art Werner Müller And His Orchestra* Werner Müller And His Orchestra* - The Latin Splendor Of Werner Müller (Album) Decca, Decca PFS 4.199 France 1969 Sell This Version
BN 26497 John Kosh - The North Wind Blew South album art Philamore Lincoln Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South (Album) Epic BN 26497 US 1970 Sell This Version
SPC 21053, SPC 21053 DJ John Kosh - Also Sprach Zarathustra album art Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis Conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis Conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Album) London Records SPC 21053, SPC 21053 DJ US 1970 Sell This Version
SP-4250 John Kosh - At Home album art Lambert And Nuttycombe Lambert And Nuttycombe - At Home (Album) A&M Records SP-4250 US 1970 Sell This Version
ST 3371, ST-3371 John Kosh - Doris Troy album art Doris Troy Doris Troy - Doris Troy (Album, EP) Apple Records ST 3371, ST-3371 US 1970 Sell This Version
SHZE 304 John Kosh - McGuinness Flint album art McGuinness Flint McGuinness Flint - McGuinness Flint (Album) Capitol Records SHZE 304 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SMAS 3368, SMAS-3368 John Kosh - Beaucoups Of Blues album art Ringo Starr Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues (Album) Apple Records SMAS 3368, SMAS-3368 US 1970 Sell This Version
M 57176 John Kosh - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert) album art The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert) (Album) Decca M 57176 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
BOLP-294, (S)BOLP-294, BOLP 294, (S)BOLP - 294 John Kosh - Let It Be album art The Beatles The Beatles - Let It Be (Album) Apple Records BOLP-294, (S)BOLP-294, BOLP 294, (S)BOLP - 294 Bolivia 1970 Sell This Version
SPC 21062, SPC 21062 DJ John Kosh - The Impressionists album art Satie* / Debussy* / Ravel* / Fauré* / Honegger*, Bernard Herrmann, The London Philharmonic Orchestra Satie* / Debussy* / Ravel* / Fauré* / Honegger*, Bernard Herrmann, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - The Impressionists (Album) London Records, London Records SPC 21062, SPC 21062 DJ US 1971 Sell This Version
SPC 21058 John Kosh - Petrushka album art Leinsdorf*, New Philharmonia Orchestra Leinsdorf*, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Petrushka(LP) London Records SPC 21058 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST-794 John Kosh - Happy Birthday, Ruthy Baby album art McGuinness Flint McGuinness Flint - Happy Birthday, Ruthy Baby (Album) Capitol Records ST-794 US 1971 Sell This Version
DES 18060 John Kosh - Excerpts From The Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar album art The Kingsway Youth Opera Company The Kingsway Youth Opera Company - Excerpts From The Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar(LP, Album) Deram DES 18060 US 1971 Sell This Version
SP 44174, SP 44175, 2 BSP 24 John Kosh - The Return Of James Bond In Diamonds Are Forever And Other Secret Agent Themes album art Roland Shaw And His Orchestra* Roland Shaw And His Orchestra* - The Return Of James Bond In Diamonds Are Forever And Other Secret Agent Themes (Album) London Records, London Records, London Records SP 44174, SP 44175, 2 BSP 24 US 1971 Sell This Version
SP. 44164 John Kosh - Those Were The Days album art Ted Heath And His Orchestra Ted Heath And His Orchestra - Those Were The Days (Album) London Records SP. 44164 Canada 1971 Sell This Version