The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1964 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s. An often-repeated statement, usually attributed to Brian Eno or Peter Buck, is that "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band." Andy Warhol managed the Velvet...
|Members:||John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Willie Alexander, Walter Powers, Angus MacLise, Nico, Lou Reed, Doug Yule|
|Hometown:||New York City|
|Also known as:||The Velvet Underground and Nico, Velvet Underground, The, Velvet Underground & Nico|