Related Artists

Lou Reed


Pixies


Roxy Music


Donovan


Beirut


Sonic Youth


Belle & Sebastian


The Moldy Peaches


David Bowie


Yo La Tengo

Velvet Underground


Home > Music > V > Velvet Underground


Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1965-1973, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996, 2009
Genres: Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Blues-rock, Protopunk

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 Underground and it was the house band at his studio, the Factory, and his Exploding Plastic Inev... Continue Bio >>


Music:
Listen to Velvet Underground
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
Heroin
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song
Candy Says
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song
Ferryboat Bill
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song
I'm Waiting For The Man
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song
I'm Set Free
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song
What Goes On
On: March 13th, 1969 - The Boston Tea Party
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>


Photos:

Velvet_Underground
Velvet_Underground
Velvet_Underground


Videos: