Tuesday, 23 July 2013

NICO

   Nico - Singer and Songwriter


Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) 
She was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for both her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. She also had roles in several films, including a cameo in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), 




In 1965 Nico met Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones and recorded her first single, "I'm Not Sayin'" with the b-side "The Last Mile", produced by Jimmy Page for Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label. Actor Ben Carruthers introduced her to Bob Dylan in Paris that summer. Dylan played the song "I'll Keep It with Mine" for her shortly thereafter, which she recorded for her first album, Chelsea Girl, in 1967.


After being introduced by Brian Jones, she began working in New York with Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey on their experimental films, including Chelsea Girls, The Closet, Sunset and Imitation of Christ.
When Warhol began managing The Velvet Underground he proposed that the group take on Nico as a "chanteuse". They consented reluctantly, for both personal and musical reasons. The group became the centerpiece of Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a multimedia performance featuring music, light, film and dance. Nico sang lead vocals on three songs ("Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'll Be Your Mirror") and backing vocal on "Sunday Morning", on the band's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). The album went on to become timeless in legend. It scored #13 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, though it was poorly received at the time of its release.


In 1967 Jackson Browne and Nico were romantically linked and he became a significant contributor to her debut album, Chelsea Girl, writing and playing guitar on several of the songs (including "These Days").

Nico passed away in July 1988,( age 49) as a result of injuries sustained in a cycling accident while vacationing in Ibiza with her son...




"Nico loved nobody - and nobody loved Nico."???

(I don't believe it!:( I loved you and still love Nico..  .  Nico is(was) a  very original, unique artist that I love very much. This song is written by Jackson Browne and it is included in her debut solo album "Chelsea Girl" released in October 1967 by Verve Record. the name of the album is a reference to Andy Warhol's 1966 film "Chelsea Girls", which Nico starred in. Many of the songs on the album have instrumental work from The Velvet Underground, whom Nico had previously collaborated with the year before on The Velvet Underground .... 

And This is Andy Warhols Nico Chelsea Girls Video , enjoy...




I will be your mirror
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