The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13: German author Werner Fritsch attends a radio show at the Czech Radio on May 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Werner Fritsch presents his new radio play 'Nico - Spinx of Ice' that tells the stpry of young model Nico, whos was a member fo the legendary music group The Velvet Underground. Fritsch was born in 1960 and studied ethnology at the Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: A fan of the late musician Lou Reed listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Fans of the late musician Lou Reed listen to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Fans of the late musician Lou Reed listen to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: A fan of the late musician Lou Reed dances to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: A fan of the late musician Lou Reed listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: A fan of the late musician Lou Reed listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Liam Bettie, a fan of the late musician Lou Reed, listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Roger Hitts, a fan of the late musician Lou Reed, listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Speakers play Lou Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Liam Bettie, a fan of the late musician Lou Reed, listens to Reed's music at a public memorial held for Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Laurie Anderson attends the public memorial held for Lou Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
  • The Velvet Underground - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Salman Rushdie and Laurie Anderson attend the public memorial held for Lou Reed at Lincoln Center on November 14, 2013 in New York City. Lincoln Center played Reed's music, as well as the music of his band, The Velvet Underground, for the public to hear for three hours. Reed died of liver disease on October 27, 2013.
Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory, and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as the Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan. It was the group's lot to be ahead of, or at least out of step with, their time. The mid- to late '60s was an era of explosive growth and experimentation in rock, but the Velvets' innovations -- which blended the energy of rock ...more


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