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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WS 1727 Tom Wilkes (2) - Song Cycle album art Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1727 US 1967 Sell This Version
212026, 212 026 Tom Wilkes (2) - Misty Roses album art The Sandpipers The Sandpipers - Misty Roses (Album) A&M Records 212026, 212 026 Austria 1967 Sell This Version
SP-19002 Tom Wilkes (2) - Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records album art Various Various - Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records (Comp) A&M Records SP-19002 US 1967 Sell This Version
WW S-7114, WWS 7114 Tom Wilkes (2) - Happy Together album art The Turtles The Turtles - Happy Together (Album) White Whale WW S-7114, WWS 7114 US 1967 Sell This Version
LP 7264 Tom Wilkes (2) - Herb Alpert's Ninth album art 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
LK-I 4888 Tom Wilkes (2) - Flowers album art The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Flowers (Comp) Decca, Decca LK-I 4888 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
212 025 Tom Wilkes (2) - Fowl Play album art 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
BDS 5001 Tom Wilkes (2) - Safe As Milk album art 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
6872 Tom Wilkes (2) - Happening album art Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* - Happening(LP, Comp) A&M Records 6872 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Z1244010, Z12 44010 Tom Wilkes (2) - Music From "Lil Brown" album art Africa (3) Africa (3) - Music From "Lil Brown" (Album) Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2) Z1244010, Z12 44010 US 1968 Sell This Version
SAML-933,208, SP-4,153 Tom Wilkes (2) - Robin Wilson album art Robin Wilson Robin Wilson - Robin Wilson (Album) A&M Records SAML-933,208, SP-4,153 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4169, SP-4169 Tom Wilkes (2) - The Churls album art The Churls The Churls - The Churls(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4169, SP-4169 US 1968 Sell This Version
212 042 Tom Wilkes (2) - Tape From California album art Phil Ochs Phil Ochs - Tape From California (Album) A&M Records 212 042 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
SP 19003, SP-19003 Tom Wilkes (2) - ¡Something Festive! album art Various Various - ¡Something Festive! (Comp) A&M Records SP 19003, SP-19003 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
1005 Tom Wilkes (2) - Flyin' High album art 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
SP-4140, SP 4140 Tom Wilkes (2) - Carnival Of Life album art Lee Michaels Lee Michaels - Carnival Of Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4140, SP 4140 US 1968 Sell This Version
Z12 44006 Tom Wilkes (2) - Peggy Lipton album art Peggy Lipton Peggy Lipton - Peggy Lipton(LP, Album) Ode Records (2) Z12 44006 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4154 Tom Wilkes (2) - Down In L.A. album art Brewer & Shipley* Brewer & Shipley* - Down In L.A. (Album) A&M Records SP 4154 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4142, SP-4142 Tom Wilkes (2) - Love Is Blue album art Claudine Longet Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4142, SP-4142 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4155 Tom Wilkes (2) - Bluse album art Don Preston (2) Don Preston (2) - Bluse (Album) A&M Records SP 4155 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP-4167 Tom Wilkes (2) - Those Were The Days album art 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
LP-139 Tom Wilkes (2) - Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends album art 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, A&M Records LP-139 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4151, SP-4151 Tom Wilkes (2) - Shine On Brightly album art Procol Harum Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly (Album) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone SP 4151, SP-4151 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4152, SP4152, SP-4152 Tom Wilkes (2) - Recital album art Lee Michaels Lee Michaels - Recital (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4152, SP4152, SP-4152 US 1968 Sell This Version
SP-4145, SP 4145 Tom Wilkes (2) - Herb Alpert Presents Pete Jolly album art Pete Jolly Pete Jolly - Herb Alpert Presents Pete Jolly (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4145, SP 4145 US 1968 Sell This Version