My Family History

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                                                                    Nico   16 October 1938 -  18 July 1988

Christa Päffgen  known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966). At the insistence of Warhol, she recorded vocals for three songs of the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). At the same time, she started a solo career and released Chelsea Girl. Nico's friend Jim Morrison suggested that she start writing her own material. She then composed songs on a harmonium, not traditionally a rock instrument; John Cale became her musical arranger and produced The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End... and other subsequent albums.

In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan. After a last concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest but died after having a stroke while cycling.

       Afraid - Live  1983  3m 43
 Valley Of The Kings 1983   3m 02
    Frozen Warnings  1983  4m 37  Man Lib Theatre

Innocent And Vain 3m14

New York, New York  1980 = 2m 22
Janitor Lunacy  Reims 1974  3m

    Film "I A Man Part 4"  5m 41

           I'll Be Your Mirror  2m 23

Intrvw / Femme Fatale 1986 3m20

      I'm not saying  1965   2m 44                          The End  1978   4m 04                          No-one is There 1970  4m 29

 'Genghis Khan' French TV, 1978  3m 32

 Interview from Aujourd'hui  mag (27 February 1978) 1m45

Nico Interview + Femme Fatale  
3m 20
OGWT colour Secret Side 0-04.08  
Valley of Kings 04m10-7m46 03.36
Frozen Warnings Library Theatre, Manchester 1983  4m 37
Purple Lips 1985 w.The Faction 00m00-4m10 Some you win, some you lose  5m45 –10m11 = 4m26