Nico (3)

Christa Päffgen

Also known as Nico
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://smironne.free.fr/NICO

Discography of Nico (3):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The End... 8 Audio 1974 Island Records
2 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1971 MGM Records
3 The End... 8 Audio Island Records
4 Reich Der Träume 3 Audio 2000 FünfUndVierzig
5 Camera Obscura 9 Audio 1985
6 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1986 Verve Records
7 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1967-03-00
8 Chelsea Girl 10 Audio 1994 Polydor
9 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1978-06-20 Polydor
10 Camera Obscura 9 Audio 1985 Torso
11 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1996-05-07 Polydor
12 The Marble Index 10 Audio 1991 Elektra
13 The Marble Index 8 Audio 1972 Elektra
14 Behind The Iron Curtain 16 Audio 1986 Dojo
15 An Underground Experience + Heroine 20 Audio 2000 Visionary Communications
16 Desertshore 8 Audio 1993 Reprise Records
17 The Marble Index 10 Audio 1991 Elektra
18 Chelsea Girl 10 Audio 1971 MGM Records
19 Procession 2 Audio 1982 1/2 Records
20 Saeta / Vegas 4 Audio 1981-09-00 Flicknife Records
21 Camera Obscura 9 Audio 1996
22 Do Or Die! 13 Audio 1982 ROIR (Reachout International Records)
23 Icon (Rare & Unreleased) 11 Audio 1996 Cleopatra
24 Hanging Gardens 9 Audio 1990-06-30
25 The Blue Angel 10 Audio 1987 Tonpress
26 Procession 4 Audio 1982 1/2 Records
27 The Velvet Underground & Nico 35 Audio 2002-06-24 Polydor
28 My Funny Valentine 2 Audio 1985 Beggars Banquet
29 Camera Obscura 9 Audio 1985 Beggars Banquet
30 Chelsea Girl 10 Audio 1971 MGM Records
31 Le Bataclan '72 17 Audio 2003-11-17 Alchemy Entertainment
32 Desertshore 8 Audio 1993
33 The End... 8 Audio 1996-07-30 Island Records
34 Drama Of Exile 9 Audio 1981 Aura Records (2)
35 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio Polydor
36 June 1, 1974 9 Audio 1974 Island Records
37 Drama Of Exile 9 Audio 1987 Line Records
38 Nico In Tokyo 11 Audio 1987
39 Drama Of Exile 9 Audio 1996 See For Miles Records Ltd.
40 The Peel Sessions 4 Audio 1991-09-13 Castle Communications
41 Femme Fatale 17 Audio 2002-04-22 Jungle Records
42 Do Or Die - Diary 1982 14 Audio 2000-03-30 ROIR (Reachout International Records)
43 Chelsea Girl 10 Audio 1994 Polydor
44 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1996-05-07 Polydor
45 The Frozen Borderline 1968-1970 40 Audio 2007-03-00
46 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1983-08-00
47 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1996-05-20 Polydor
48 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio 1968 Verve Records
49 Behind The Iron Curtain 12 Audio 1986 Dojo
50 The Velvet Underground & Nico 11 Audio Polydor


Nico was born in Cologne on 18 October 1938 but grew up with her mother in Lübbenau, a small town in the eastern part of Germany, before moving to Berlin where she began modelling which allowed her to work between Berlin, Paris, London and Rome. It was in Rome where she had her first movie appearance as 'Nico' in [b]Fellini[/b]'s 'La dolce vita'. In 1959 she moved to Paris where she had an affair with [a=Alain Delon] and gave birth to her only son, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ari+Boulogne]Aaron Christian[/url], in 1962. In London she met [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Brian+Jones+(5)]Brian Jones[/url] and recorded her first single, produced by the manager of the Stones, [a=Andrew Loog Oldham]: "The Last Mile/I'm Not Sayin'". When she began modelling in New York for Eileen Ford, she fed on amphetamines and speed. [a=Bob Dylan] introduced her to [a=Andy Warhol] and his new project, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Velvet%20Underground,%20The]The Velvet Underground[/url]. She sang two songs on the Velvets' debut LP and played roles in several Warhol films, such as 'Chelsea Girls' or 'I, A man'. Warhol was fascinated by her androgynous look and her beauty. 'Chelsea Girls' was also the title of her first solo LP. In California, she fell in love with [a=Jim Morrison] who encouraged her to write her own songs. [a=John Cale] produced her next two albums, 'The Marble Index' and 'Desertshore' where she played harmonium and sang in a deep hypnotic voice. The seventies found Nico back in Paris where she lived with the avantgarde filmmaker Philippe Garrel. Films like 'La cicatrice intérieure' (1971) or 'Les hautes solitudes' (1974) had her play the main character and at the same time featured her strange beautiful music. She published another record, 'The End' (1974), including her interpretation of the Jim Morrison song. By the time, she was addicted to heroin. After splitting up with Garrel, she lived in Manchester, partly with her son Ari, and toured all over Europe. In 1985 she recorded her last studio record, 'Camera Obscura'. In 1988, she spent the summer in Ibiza where she died in a bicycle accident. Her ashes are now buried in Gruenewald at Wannsee in Berlin, along with her mother. Several posthumous records like 'Hanging Garden', 'Last Concert' or 'Nico Icon' reflect the quantity of admirers the chanteuse still has.


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