The Velvet Underground

Profile:
Famous rock'n roll group from New York. Well known for Andy Warhol's artwork and often cited as one of the most important and influential groups of their era.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 (Performer)

Original members:

Lou Reed (b. 2 March 1942 - d. 27 October 2013):
Vocals, Guitar, Piano

John Cale (b. 9 March 1942):
Vocals, Electric Viola, Organ, Bass Guitar

Sterling Morrison (b. 29 August 1942 - d. 30 August 1995):
Vocals, Guitar and Bass Guitar

Maureen Tucker (b. 26 August 1944):
Percussion

Angus MacLise was the original drummer, but did not officially record with the band.
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Albums

none The Velvet Underground - Scepter Studios Sessions album art The Velvet Underground Scepter Studios Sessions (Album) Not On Label none US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5008 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico album art The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Album, Comp) Verve Records V6-5008 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5046 The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat album art The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat (Album) Verve Records V-5046 US 1968 Sell This Version
665 114 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground album art The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records 665 114 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground - Loaded album art The Velvet Underground Loaded (Album) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
K30022 The Velvet Underground - Live At Max's Kansas City album art The Velvet Underground Live At Max's Kansas City (Album) Cotillion K30022 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2383 180 The Velvet Underground - Squeeze album art The Velvet Underground Squeeze (Album) Polydor 2383 180 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
MCR4-2-7504 The Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed album art The Velvet Underground 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed (Album) Mercury MCR4-2-7504 US 1974 Sell This Version
9286 882 The Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed - Vol. 2 album art The Velvet Underground 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed - Vol. 2 (Album) Fontana 9286 882 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
9286 881 The Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed - Vol. I album art The Velvet Underground 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed - Vol. I (Album) Fontana 9286 881 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
823 721-4 The Velvet Underground - VU album art The Velvet Underground VU (Album) Verve Records 823 721-4 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
829 405 The Velvet Underground - Another View album art The Velvet Underground Another View (Album) Verve Records 829 405 US 1986 Sell This Version
9362-45465-2 The Velvet Underground - Live MCMXCIII album art The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII (Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45465-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
314 589 067-2 The Velvet Underground - Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes album art The Velvet Underground Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes (Album, Comp) Polydor 314 589 067-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CTCD-350-353 The Velvet Underground - Final V.U. 1971 - 1973 album art V.U.* Final V.U. 1971 - 1973(4xCD + Box) Captain Trip Records CTCD-350-353 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none The Velvet Underground - Selected Highlights From The 3-Cd Box Set The Velvet Underground Bootleg Series, Volume 1 - The Quine Tapes album art The Velvet Underground Selected Highlights From The 3-Cd Box Set The Velvet Underground Bootleg Series, Volume 1 - The Quine Tapes(CDr, Promo) Polydor, Universal none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none The Velvet Underground - The First Time With... album art John Cale, The Velvet Underground, Various John Cale, The Velvet Underground, Various - The First Time With...(CDr, Transcription) BBC Radio 6 Music none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none The Velvet Underground - The Mavericks : The Velvet Underground Story album art The Velvet Underground The Mavericks : The Velvet Underground Story(CDr, Transcription) BBC Radio 6 Music none UK 2012 Sell This Version
00602547549013 The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes album art The Velvet Underground The Complete Matrix Tapes Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Music Group International 00602547549013 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VK-10427 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties  album art The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) - All Tomorrow's Parties (Single) Verve Records VK-10427 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5138 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale album art The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale (Single) Verve Records V-5138 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
3 The Velvet Underground - White Wind / Loop album art Peter Walker (4) / The Velvet Underground Peter Walker (4) / The Velvet Underground - White Wind / Loop(Flexi, 7", Mono) Roaring Fork Press 3 US 1966 Sell This Version
VK-10560 The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes Now album art The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes Now (Single) Verve Records VK-10560 US 1967 Sell This Version
none The Velvet Underground - Index album art Lou Reed, Nico (3), The Velvet Underground Lou Reed, Nico (3), The Velvet Underground - Index(Flexi, 7", Pic) Black Star Books none US 1967 Sell This Version
VU-1 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground album art The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground MGM Records VU-1 US 1969 Sell This Version

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spencerrecords

spencerrecords

March 21, 2019
Well, of course you're absolutely right. The Beatles were just a pub band that got lucky.
donnacha

donnacha

February 7, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Arguably the most important band of all time! I once gave a lecture on how the Velvets were more important than the Beatles - the latter created the pop music phenomenon, but the Velvets changed the paradigm of music forever mixing classical ability (Cale) with lack of traditional music ability of Reed. This set the stage for all forms of non-traditional based music from punk to industrial to electronic music in general.

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