Flashback 1979: Nico Performs “Genghis Khan” on French Television

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The relentlessly gloomy former Warhol starlet performed her medieval lamentation “Genghis Khan” on French television in June of 1978. I honor of her death 26 years ago today, let's listen to her moan along to her beloved harmonium below. ... See the Rest

Flashback 1967: Warhol Takes Chelsea Girls To Cannes

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Ultra Violet, Viva, Susan Bottomly (International Velvet), Nico and Andy Warhol on the beach at Cannes. From Phaidon: "45 years ago Cannes was at its glitzy, glamorous, hedonistic height and it was against this backdrop that Andy Warhol travelled there in 1967 with Paul Morrissey, the co-director of Chelsea Girls, an experimental film they’d ... See the Rest

Tune for Today: Nico Sings “New York New York”

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Writes Dangerous Minds' Marc Campbell: "It isn’t until halfway through this experimental film clip [Mr Dead and Mrs Free] that we encounter the formidable Nico face to face. It’s 1982 and she’s well into the heroin addiction that made her performances unpredictable and often sad affairs. In this case though, the chanteuse, the song, and the smack ... See the Rest

Flashback 1961: Nico Photographed by Jerry Schatzberg

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I'd always heard that the Warhol superstar had been a model before her Velvet Underground days, but I had never seen any pictures until now. I'm so used to seeing her with her bangs and looking morose, this is a revelation to me. (via SissyDude) ... See the Rest

Flashback: Bananas!

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(via histrionicenlightenment) ... See the Rest

Nico covers Whitney?

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The creepy-but-compelling Warhol Superstar died the year after Whitney Houston released "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," so it's entirely possible that she recorded this hair-raising version. I don't know if it's real or not, but you need to watch it. Alone. In the dark. After smoking some crack. (t/y Ernesto) ... See the Rest

The Factory Files: Andy and Nico

Andy Warhol and Nico as Robin and Batman, 1967. (via Pic of the Gay) ... See the Rest

Just Because

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Take a break and watch all eight-plus minutes of this darkly fascinating bit of film shot in 1980 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. The footage, part of a program on BBC 4 in the UK, includes a positively verbose Andy Warhol, a beautifully dressed William S Burroughs, and a dark-haired Nico singing "Chelsea Girls" in her Chelsea Hotel room. You ... See the Rest