John Cale

Talking ‘Velvet Underground Experience’ and Tales of Lou Reed

Last modified December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

The Velvet Underground’s first ever gig was at a high school in Summit, New Jersey, opening for 1960s garage band, The Myddle Class. Soon after the Velvets started their three-song set (and, yes, that included the song “Heroin”), most of the students walked out. Within one year, they had Andy Warhol as manager and were […]

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The Ludlow Apartment Where Lou Reed and John Cale Formed Velvet Underground

Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:04 am

The dearly departed Lou Reed shared a loft with violist John Cale at 56 Ludlow Street in the early sixties. It was in this Lower East Side tenement, on the fifth floor, that the Velvet Underground was born. John Cale reminisced about these good ole days in a Wall Street Journal article published earlier this […]

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