The Velvet Underground
- Principal Members
- John Cale
- Sterling Morrison
- Lou Reed
- Maureen Tucker
- Doug Yule
The Velvet Underground (sometimes abbreviated as The Velvets or VU) was an American rock and roll band first active from 1965 to 1973. Its best-known alumni are Lou Reed and John Cale.
Although never commercially successul, The Velvet Underground have been regarded as one of the most important and influential groups of their era...
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- 1965 Form initially as The Warlocks, then The Falling Spikes
- 1965 Andy Warhol becomes their manager
- 1966 Exploding Plastic Inevitable
- 1967 'Velvet Underground and Nico' LP is released
- 1968 John Cale leaves and is replaced by Doug Yule
- 1970 Lou Reed leaves; Doug Yule takes lead vocals
- 1971 Sterling Morrison leaves
- 1972 Reed, Cale and Nico re-unite for two concerts
- 1988 Nico dies after falling off her bike in Ibiza
- 1992 The original VU lineup reforms briefly
- 1995 Sterling Morrison dies
- 1996 Cale, Reed and Tucker reunite in tribute to Morrison
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Heroin played 2,772 times
- 2 Sunday Morning played 2,749 times
- 3 I'm Waiting for the Man played 2,675 times
- 4 Venus in Furs played 2,622 times
- 5 Femme Fatale played 2,468 times
- 6 I'll Be Your Mirror played 1,920 times
- 7 Run Run Run played 1,854 times
- 8 There She Goes Again played 1,805 times
- 9 All Tomorrow's Parties played 1,787 times
- 10 Pale Blue Eyes played 1,536 times
This chart is not created by the BBC and is only reflective of the listening habits of users of Last.FM.