The Velvet Underground Short History
The Velvet Underground is another band group which is also known with a name of The Warlocks which was managed by Andy Warhol. The origin on the city of New York and was active from 1964 to 1996. The kind of music that this group features is folk rock, drone music, art rock, noise music, psychedelic rock, proto-punk, and experimental rock.
The band which was found in 1964 has struggled to be distinguished in the music world until finally the contribution of The Velvet Underground to music has also been recognized by influential groups in 1960’s. There were ten thousand copies sold for the first album of this band however it is said that those who bought the copies have also formed their own bands. The band was also included in the Hall of Fame of Rock and Roll in 1996, ranked 19 and 13th on Rolling Stones’ Greatest Artists and album respectively. In 1964 the lead guitarist and singer of the band created and experimented music using droning sounds. The first name of the group was called The Primitive and later on The Warlocks, and The Falling Spikes. The name The Velvet Underground was suggested by Michael Leigh and was adopted by the band group in 1965. From 1965 to 1966 the band created relaxed music and received their first pay on the gig that they had in New Jersey where they were paid 75 dollars for their performance. The band had a regular gig and earned their reputation at Café Bizarre. In 1966 to 1967 the band became a part of Andy Warhol’s multimedia road show where the band travelled in United States and Canada. The band has performed several performances until in 1990.
The Velvet Underground’s existing members has filed legal suit against the foundation of Andy Warhol for using the banana design of the band’s debut album without their authorization last January 2012.