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About

Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966).

At the insistence of Warhol, she sang on three songs of the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). At the same time, she started a solo career and released Chelsea Girl. Nico's friend, Jim Morrison, suggested that she start writing her own material. She then composed songs on a harmonium, not traditionally a rock instrument. John Cale of The Velvet Underground became her musical arranger and produced The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End... and other subsequent albums.

In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe, United States, Australia and Japan. After a concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest and died as the result of a cycling accident.

Articles

July 6, 2022

Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Nicole Kidman, and More Walk Balenciaga’s Fall 2022 Couture Runway Show

The luxury house's 51st couture collection, which marks Demna's second couture entry as creative director, was unveiled with a presentation in Paris.

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July 6, 2022

Dua Lipa Walks Balenciaga Runway Show With Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman & More: Watch

The pop star previously made her runway debut in last year's spring/summer Versace show.

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July 5, 2022

Grandfather Killed in Highland Park Shooting Protected Family: “He Was the One Who Saved All of Our Lives'

Nicolas Toledo has been identified as one of the people killed in the Highland Park parade shooting that claimed the lives of five others people.

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June 15, 2022

New York Nico Talks Directorial Debut 'Out of Order' Starring Kareem Rahma, and Being More Than an Influencer

New York Nico and Kareem Rahma tell Complex all about their film about a 30-year-old man looking for a restroom in NYC, which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival.

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June 6, 2022

The Ultimate Grandma Pizza Showdown with Sam Morril and New York Nico | Pizza Wars

The grandma slice is a staple of every New York City pizzeria. Thin, crispy, and covered in sauce, the dish is reminiscent of the old-school pan pies Italian gr

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May 23, 2022

Norman Dolph, early Velvet Underground producer, has died

Dolph was heavily involved in the organisation of early sessions for 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' The post Norman Dolph, early Velvet Underground producer, has died appeared first on NME.

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October 14, 2021

Nicki Nicole Drops Freestyle During NPR’s ‘El Tiny’ Concert

Argentine rapper and singer performed a six-song set

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September 22, 2021

A New Compilation Traces the Influence of the Velvet Underground Across Generations

On I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to 'The Velvet Underground & Nico,' Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, reflect who the Velvets were as they reinterpret every song on the Banana Album

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September 17, 2021

Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’

It's the latest preview of 'I’ll Be Your Mirror - A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico' The post Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’ appeared first on NME.

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September 10, 2021

Listen to Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney’s reimagining of the Velvet Underground’s ‘European Son’

The cover features on the upcoming album 'I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico' The post Listen to Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney’s reimagining of the Velvet Underground’s ‘European Son’ appeared first on NME.

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August 27, 2021

Listen to Courtney Barnett cover the Velvet Underground and Nico’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’

As part of an upcoming tribute compilation of the same name The post Listen to Courtney Barnett cover the Velvet Underground and Nico’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ appeared first on NME.

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July 30, 2021

Matt Berninger Covers the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man”: Listen

The track appears on the forthcoming Velvet Underground and Nico tribute compilation

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July 14, 2021

Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Michael Stipe, St. Vincent and more set for ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ tribute album

'I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico' is being previewed by a cover of 'Run Run Run' by Kurt Vile The post Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Michael Stipe, St. Vincent and more set for ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ tribute album appeared first on NME.

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July 14, 2021

Kurt Vile, Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, and More Cover Velvet Underground & Nico for Tribute Album

Listen to Kurt Vile and the Violators’ take on “Run Run Run.” Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and many more also feature.

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Discs

Mon Amour

March 16, 2022

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Drama of Exile

February 11, 2022

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These Days (Slowed + Reverb)

February 4, 2022

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BBC Peel Session 1971

May 8, 2020

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Secret Side

January 1, 2015

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Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974

November 27, 2012

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Camera Obscura

January 1, 1985

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Des, Dawn and Nico

July 24, 1981

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The End

November 1, 1974

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Desertshore

December 1, 1970

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The Marble Index

November 1, 1968

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Chelsea Girl

October 9, 1967

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The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition)

March 12, 1967

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The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th Anniversary / Super Deluxe Edition)

March 12, 1967

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The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary

March 12, 1967

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I’m Not Sayin’ / The Last Mile

January 1, 1965

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