RIP Tom Adams, creator of Kokomo’s iconic album sleeve

Tom Adams

We’ve just had the sad news that the illustrator, Tom Adams, who produced the wonderful artwork for our first album, died last Dec (2019), he was 93.

His lovely wife Georgia told us:
Tom died peacefully at home during the evening of 9th Dec. At the moment of his going an owl hooted outside the window. Tom loved owls. A fitting farewell.
I know how much Tom enjoyed your music and working on your album cover……the band were very special to him.”

It was an absolute honour and pleasure to invite Tom and Georgia along to our Southampton gig as part of our reunion mini tour in 2014. Such a lovely man with a incredible skill and wonderful imagination. You’ll see his love of owls crept into Kokomo’s album sleeve!

Read his obituary in The Guardian