The Velvet Underground
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The Velvet Underground

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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, musical experimentation, and often nihilistic attitudes explored in their music proved influential in the development of punk rock and alternative music.

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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale
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White Light/White Heat
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White Light/White Heat
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There She Goes Again
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There She Goes Again
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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I'm Waiting For The Man
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I'm Sticking With You
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I'm Sticking With You
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Sweet Jane
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Sweet Jane
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning
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Foggy Notion
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Foggy Notion
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Sweet Jane (feat. Lou Reed)
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Sweet Jane (feat. Lou Reed)
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After Hours
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After Hours
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I Heard Her Call My Name
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I Heard Her Call My Name
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Who Loves The Sun
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Who Loves The Sun
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Venus In Furs
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Venus In Furs
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Sweet Bonnie Brown / It's Just Too Much
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Sweet Bonnie Brown / It's Just Too Much
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She's My Best Friend
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She's My Best Friend
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Rock & Roll
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Rock & Roll
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Candy Says
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Candy Says
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What Goes On
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What Goes On
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Beginning To See The Light
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Beginning To See The Light
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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Pale Blue Eyes
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Pale Blue Eyes
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The Velvet Underground 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, musical experimentation, 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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