The Velvet Underground
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1964
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The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. The group achieved little commercial success during its career, but is now recognized as one of the most important and influential of ...

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Biography

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. The group achieved little commercial success during its career, but is now recognized as one of the most important and influential of its era. The group was briefly managed by Andy Warhol, and served as the house band at the Silver Factory and Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967. The provocative subject matter and often nihilistic attitudes explored in their music proved influential in the development of punk rock and alternative music.

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Rock & Roll
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Rock & Roll Rock & Roll Rock & Roll Rock & Roll
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All Tomorrow's Parties
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All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's Parties
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The Black Angel's Death Song
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The Black Angel's Death Song The Black Angel's Death Song The Black Angel's Death Song The Black Angel's Death Song
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
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The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico
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Venus In Furs
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Venus In Furs Venus In Furs Venus In Furs Venus In Furs
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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I'm Waiting For The Man I'm Waiting For The Man I'm Waiting For The Man I'm Waiting For The Man
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What Goes On (Live 1969)
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What Goes On (Live 1969) What Goes On (Live 1969) What Goes On (Live 1969) What Goes On (Live 1969)
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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale Femme Fatale Femme Fatale Femme Fatale
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning Sunday Morning Sunday Morning Sunday Morning
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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I'll Be Your Mirror I'll Be Your Mirror I'll Be Your Mirror I'll Be Your Mirror
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What Goes On
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What Goes On What Goes On What Goes On What Goes On
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Ocean
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Ocean Ocean Ocean Ocean
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Who Loves The Sun
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Who Loves The Sun Who Loves The Sun Who Loves The Sun Who Loves The Sun
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There She Goes Again
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There She Goes Again There She Goes Again There She Goes Again There She Goes Again
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White Light/White Heat
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White Light/White Heat White Light/White Heat White Light/White Heat White Light/White Heat
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Beginning To See The Light
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Beginning To See The Light Beginning To See The Light Beginning To See The Light Beginning To See The Light
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Ride Into The Sun
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Ride Into The Sun Ride Into The Sun Ride Into The Sun Ride Into The Sun
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She's My Best Friend
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She's My Best Friend She's My Best Friend She's My Best Friend She's My Best Friend
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Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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After Hours
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After Hours After Hours After Hours After Hours
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Biography

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. The group achieved little commercial success during its career, but is now recognized as one of the most important and influential of its era. The group was briefly managed by Andy Warhol, and served as the house band at the Silver Factory and Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967. The provocative subject matter and often nihilistic attitudes explored in their music proved influential in the development of punk rock and alternative music.

Their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico featured German singer and collaborator Nico and was called the "most prophetic rock album ever made" by Rolling Stone in 2003. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band No. 19 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 by Patti Smith.

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