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Presentation: Velvet Underground

A Discussion With Richie Unterberger
Tuesday, 6/21/2022
12:00 - 1:30

The Velvet Underground were one of the most innovative and uncompromising rock bands, mixing poetic taboo-breaking lyrics, experimental drones and electric distortion, and compelling catchy crunchy rock'n'roll. Singer-songwriter-leader Lou Reed, co-founder John Cale, and early singer Nico all went on to establish notable solo careers. Richie Unterberger, author of White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day, discusses their career in a program featuring audiovisual material from their 1966-1970 heyday, some of which was revived by a 1972 concert in which Reed, Cale, and Nico reunited in Paris.

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