Tom Wilkes (2)

Real Name:
Thomas Edward Wilkes
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Renowned American art director, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, writer and producer-director.
Born 30th July 1939, Long Beach, California, USA; died 28th June 2009, Pioneertown, California, USA. Wilkes died of a heart-attack aged 69.

Raised in southern California, Wilkes attended Long Beach City College, UCLA and the Art Center School*, LA in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From late 1967 to 1969 he was art director for A&M Records.
*Now the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

Early in 1967 Wilkes was hired by The Mamas & The Papas manager Lou Adler to art direct and create graphics for what was the first widely promoted rock festival in the world. The First Annual Monterey International Pop Festival, a 3-day concert, that took place two years before Woodstock, on 16th June 1967. Wilkes designed the various promotional materials for the Festival, such as the now collectible 80-page Festival programme, The Festival was a key event in raising the profile of a number of artists, both American and British, such as The Byrds, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Some 200,000 fans attended the event over the three days, heralding "The Summer Of Love" and the counterculture movement that followed in the wake of "The Beat Generation".

His Festival work had gained him an intro to design for the Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss label A&M, where he did sleeves for Herb Alpert and the likes of Sergio Mendes, Phil Ochs, and Claudine Longet, often partnering up his ideas with the photographic skills of  Barry Feinstein. From 1970 Wilkes formed a creative partnership with Feinstein called Camouflage Productions through to 1973 and became a partner in Wilkes & Braun, Inc. from 1973 to 1974. He then became art director of ABC Records from 1975 through 1977. By 1978 he had formed Tom Wilkes Productions, Inc. and went on to become President of the non-profit corporation Project Interspeak.
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Writing & Arrangement

ABCD-945 To The Heart — Tom Wilkes (2) Mark-Almond Mark-Almond - To The Heart (Album) ABC Records ABCD-945 US 1976 Sell This Version
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MCA-27035 Alone Together — Tom Wilkes (2) Dave Mason Dave Mason - Alone Together(LP, Album, RE, Glo) MCA Records MCA-27035 US 1980 Sell This Version
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WS 1727 Song Cycle — Tom Wilkes (2) Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1727 US 1967 Sell This Version
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SP-4135, SP 4135 Misty Roses — Tom Wilkes (2) The Sandpipers The Sandpipers - Misty Roses (Album) A&M Records SP-4135, SP 4135 US 1967 Sell This Version
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SP-19002 Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records — Tom Wilkes (2) Various Various - Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records (Comp) A&M Records SP-19002 US 1967 Sell This Version
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1315 Happy Together — Tom Wilkes (2) The Turtles The Turtles - Happy Together (Album) White Whale 1315 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
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LP 7264 Herb Alpert's Ninth — Tom Wilkes (2) Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* - Herb Alpert's Ninth (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records LP 7264 Venezuela 1967 Sell This Version
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LK-I 4888 Flowers — Tom Wilkes (2) The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Flowers (Comp) Decca, Decca LK-I 4888 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
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212 025 Fowl Play — Tom Wilkes (2) Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* - Fowl Play (Album) A&M Records 212 025 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
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BDS 5001 Safe As Milk — Tom Wilkes (2) Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band* - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records BDS 5001 US 1967 Sell This Version
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6872 Happening — Tom Wilkes (2) Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* - Happening(LP, Comp, Club) A&M Records 6872 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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Z1244010, Z12 44010 Music From Africa (3) Africa (3) - Music From "Lil Brown" (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) Z1244010, Z12 44010 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SAML-933,208, SP-4,153 Robin Wilson — Tom Wilkes (2) Robin Wilson Robin Wilson - Robin Wilson (Album) A&M Records SAML-933,208, SP-4,153 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4169, SP-4169 The Churls — Tom Wilkes (2) The Churls The Churls - The Churls(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4169, SP-4169 US 1968 Sell This Version
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1005 Flyin' High — Tom Wilkes (2) Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* - Flyin' High A&M Records 1005 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SP-4140, SP 4140 Carnival Of Life — Tom Wilkes (2) Lee Michaels Lee Michaels - Carnival Of Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4140, SP 4140 US 1968 Sell This Version
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212 042 Tape From California — Tom Wilkes (2) Phil Ochs Phil Ochs - Tape From California (Album) A&M Records 212 042 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4154, SP-4154 Down In L.A. — Tom Wilkes (2) Brewer & Shipley* Brewer & Shipley* - Down In L.A. (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4154, SP-4154 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4155, SP-4155 Bluse — Tom Wilkes (2) Don Preston (2) Don Preston (2) - Bluse (Album) A&M Records SP 4155, SP-4155 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4142, SP-4142 Love Is Blue — Tom Wilkes (2) Claudine Longet Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4142, SP-4142 US 1968 Sell This Version
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ASF 1329 Peggy Lipton — Tom Wilkes (2) Peggy Lipton Peggy Lipton - Peggy Lipton (Album) Ode Records (2) ASF 1329 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 19003, SP-19003 ¡Something Festive! — Tom Wilkes (2) Various Various - ¡Something Festive! (Comp) A&M Records SP 19003, SP-19003 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
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SP-4167 Those Were The Days — Tom Wilkes (2) Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* - Those Were The Days (Album) A&M Records SP-4167 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4139 Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends — Tom Wilkes (2) Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends - Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends (Album) A&M Records SP 4139 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SP 4151, SP-4151 Shine On Brightly — Tom Wilkes (2) Procol Harum Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly (Album) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone SP 4151, SP-4151 US 1968 Sell This Version