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
      Valley Of The Kings 1983
         Frozen Warnings  1983

Janitor of Lunacy, You Forget To Answer,Interview ~ 1972  French TV

   Janitor of Lunacy  Feb 6, 1971
Janitor Lunacy Nico, Reims 1974

     Nico in Film "I A Man Part 4"

           I'll Be Your Mirror

   Interview + Femme Fatale  1986