John Kosh

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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SW 3362, SW-3362 The Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace In Toronto 1969(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records SW 3362, SW-3362 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3357 John Lennon And Yoko Ono* John Lennon And Yoko Ono* - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions(LP, Album) Zapple ST-3357 US 1969 Sell This Version
1813 Plastic Ono Band* Plastic Ono Band* - Cold Turkey / Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)(7", Single) Apple Records 1813 US 1969 Sell This Version
APPLE 13, 1C 006-90 372 The Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love (Single) Apple Records, Apple Records APPLE 13, 1C 006-90 372 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
8XM-3361 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
PFS 4.202 B Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Album) London Records PFS 4.202 B France 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4184 Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* - The Planets (Album) London Records PFS 4184 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
BN 26497 Philamore Lincoln Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South (Album) Epic BN 26497 US 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4223 The Olive Branch The Olive Branch - Winds Of Change(LP, Album, Quad) Decca PFS 4223 UK 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4.199 Werner Müller And His Orchestra* Werner Müller And His Orchestra* - The Latin Splendor Of Werner Müller (Album) Decca PFS 4.199 France 1969 Sell This Version
SP-44146 John Keating Conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John Keating Conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Ireland London Records, Phase 4 Stereo SP-44146 US 1970 Sell This Version
SMAS 3368, SMAS-3368 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues (Album) Apple Records, Apple Records SMAS 3368, SMAS-3368 US 1970 Sell This Version
EA-ST 22625 McGuinness Flint McGuinness Flint - McGuinness Flint (Album) Capitol Records EA-ST 22625 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
C 244-04.433 The Beatles The Beatles - Let It Be (Album) Apple Records C 244-04.433 France 1970 Sell This Version
ST 3371, ST-3371 Doris Troy Doris Troy - Doris Troy (Album) Apple Records ST 3371, ST-3371 US 1970 Sell This Version
SP-4250 Lambert And Nuttycombe Lambert And Nuttycombe - At Home (Album) A&M Records SP-4250 US 1970 Sell This Version
CS.6670 Tchaikovsky*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Zubin Mehta Tchaikovsky*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Zubin Mehta - Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture /Romeo And Juliet(LP, Album) London Records CS.6670 US 1970 Sell This Version
6835 117 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert (Album) Decca 6835 117 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
SPC 21053 DJ Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Also Sprach Zarathustra(LP, Album, Promo) London Records SPC 21053 DJ US 1970 Sell This Version
REM 403 Garnet Mimms Garnet Mimms - Remember Garnet Mimms(7", EP) United Artists Records REM 403 UK 1970 Sell This Version
4C 006-05183 John & Yoko* & The Plastic Ono Band / Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band John & Yoko* & The Plastic Ono Band / Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Single) Apple Records 4C 006-05183 Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 5562 Family (6) Family (6) - Fearless (Album) Reprise Records UAS 5562 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
DL 79182 The Who The Who - Who's Next (Album) Track Record DL 79182 US 1971 Sell This Version
SMAS-3381 Mary Hopkin Mary Hopkin - Earth Song / Ocean Song (Album) Apple Records SMAS-3381 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
SP-4321 Jim Price Jim Price - Kids Nowadays Ain't Got No Shame (Album) A&M Records SP-4321 US 1971 Sell This Version