Nico (3)

Vero nome:
Christa Päffgen
Profilo:
German singer, songwriter, musician, model and actress (1938 - 1988).
Nico was born in Cologne on 18 October 1938.
She grew up with her mother in Lübbenau, a small town in the eastern part of Germany, before moving to Berlin where she began modelling which allowed her to work between Berlin, Paris, London and Rome. It was in Rome where she had her first movie appearance as 'Nico' in Fellini's 'La dolce vita'. In 1959 she moved to Paris where she had an affair with Alain Delon and gave birth to her only son, Aaron Christian, in 1962.

In London she met Brian Jones and recorded her first single, produced by the manager of the Rolling Stones, Andrew Loog Oldham: "The Last Mile/I'm Not Sayin'". When she began modelling in New York for Eileen Ford, she fed on amphetamines and speed. Bob Dylan introduced her to Andy Warhol and his new project, The Velvet Underground. She sang three songs on the Velvets' debut LP and played roles in several Warhol films, such as 'Chelsea Girls' and 'I, A man'. Warhol was fascinated by her androgynous look and her beauty. 'Chelsea Girl' (1967) was also the title of her first solo LP.

In California she fell in love with Jim Morrison who encouraged her to write her own songs. John Cale produced her next two albums, 'The Marble Index' (1969) and 'Desertshore' (1971) where she played harmonium and sang in a deep hypnotic voice. The seventies found Nico back in Paris where she lived with the avantgarde filmmaker Philippe Garrel. Films like 'La cicatrice intérieure' (1971) and 'Les hautes solitudes' (1974) had her play the main character and at the same time featured her strange beautiful music. She published another record, 'The End' (1974), including her interpretation of the Jim Morrison song. By this time she was addicted to heroin. After splitting up with Garrel, she lived in Manchester, partly with her son Ari, and toured all over Europe. 1981 brought first-issue of the LP 'Drama of Exile'.

In 1985 she recorded her last studio record, 'Camera Obscura'. In 1988, she spent the summer in Ibiza where she died in a bicycle accident, 18 July 1988. Her ashes are now buried in Gruenewald at Wannsee in Berlin, along with her mother. Several posthumous records like 'Hanging Gardens', 'Fata Morgana: Last Concert' and 'Nico Icon' reflect the quantity of admirers the chanteuse still has.
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Albums

Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico artwork dell'album The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Album) Verve Records US 1967 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl artwork dell'album Nico (3) Chelsea Girl (Album) Verve Records US 1967 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - The Marble Index artwork dell'album Nico (3) The Marble Index (Album) Elektra US 1968 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Desertshore artwork dell'album Nico (3) Desertshore (Album) Reprise Records US 1970 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 artwork dell'album Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 (Album) Island Records New Zealand 1974 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - The End... artwork dell'album Nico (3) The End... (Album, Comp) Island Records Spain 1974 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Lüül artwork dell'album Lutz Ulbrich Featuring Nico (3) Lutz Ulbrich Featuring Nico (3) - Lüül (Album) GeeBeeDee Germany 1981 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile artwork dell'album Nico (3) Drama Of Exile (Album) Aura (7) Sweden 1981 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Do Or Die! artwork dell'album Nico (3) Do Or Die! (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 1982 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Live In Denmark artwork dell'album Nico (3) Live In Denmark (Album) VU Records (3) France 1983 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - The Drama Of Exile artwork dell'album Nico (3) The Drama Of Exile (Album) Invisible Records (11) France 1983 Vendi questa versione
CASS2 Nico (3) - En Personne En Europe artwork dell'album Nico (3) En Personne En Europe(Cass, Album) 1/2 Records CASS2 UK 1983 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Camera Obscura artwork dell'album Nico (3) + The Faction* Nico (3) + The Faction* - Camera Obscura (Album) PVC Records, Beggars Banquet UK 1985 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Behind The Iron Curtain artwork dell'album Nico (3) Behind The Iron Curtain (Album) Dojo UK 1986 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Nico In Tokyo artwork dell'album Nico (3) Nico In Tokyo (Album) Dojo, Castle Communications Japan 1987 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Hanging Gardens artwork dell'album Nico (3) Hanging Gardens (Album, Comp) Restless Records, Emergo Japan 1990 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Chelsea Live artwork dell'album Nico (3) Chelsea Live (Album) Great Expectations UK 1992 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Nico's Last Concert "Fata Morgana" artwork dell'album Nico (3) Nico's Last Concert "Fata Morgana" (Album) SPV Recordings Poland 1994 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Heroine artwork dell'album Nico (3) Heroine (Album) Anagram Records UK 1994 Vendi questa versione
MKB 021 Nico (3) - Live In Pécs 1985 artwork dell'album Nico (3) Live In Pécs 1985(Cass, C90) Bahia Music MKB 021 Hungary 1994 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Janitor Of Lunacy artwork dell'album Nico (3) Janitor Of Lunacy (Album) Visionary Communications UK 1996 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Le Bataclan '72 artwork dell'album Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico (3) Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico (3) - Le Bataclan '72 (Album) Alchemy Entertainment Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
none Nico (3) - Nico V Brně artwork dell'album Nico (3) Nico V Brně(LP, Album, Ltd) OS Fléda none Czech Republic 2012 Vendi questa versione
Nico (3) - Reims Cathedral - December 13th, 1974 artwork dell'album Nico (3) Reims Cathedral - December 13th, 1974 (Album) Cleopatra US 2012 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

Nico (3) - I'm Not Sayin / The Last Mile artwork dell'album Nico (3) I'm Not Sayin / The Last Mile (Single) Immediate UK 1965 Vendi questa versione

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