‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ was never appreciated during its time but now the VU’s debut is hailed as a groundbreaking album that pointed to the future.
Their tenure was short-lived, but their influence is unmeasurable, and the best Velvet Underground songs still dare you to think differently.
The recordings were captured during the fabled NYC outfit's multiple-night residency at the San Francisco nightspot late in 1969.
A look at some of the classic music inspired by the famous New York landmark.
The designer created some of the most well-known album covers and pop imagery of the 1960s and '70s.