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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Blue Note” label released the self-titled, second Kenny Burrell studio album. It was recorded March – May 1956, at “Audio-Video Studios” in New York City and “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano 
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido – conga 
  • Andy Warhol – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell except where noted.

  1. Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  2. But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten
  4. Cheetah
  5. Now See How You Are – Woody Harris, Oscar Pettiford
  6. Phinupi
  7. How About You? – Burton Lane, Ralph Freed

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.


  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin


In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Reprise” label released “The Academy in Peril”, the second John cale album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Shipton Manor” in Oxfordshire, “St. Giles Church” in Cripplegate, UK, and was produced by John Cale. The cover concept and art was by Andy Warhol.


  • John Cale – bass, guitar, keyboards, viola
  • Adam Miller – vocals
  • Del Newman – drums
  • Ron Wood– slide guitar
  • Legs Larry Smith– narration
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Bois – mixing engineer
  • Ed Thrasher– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale.

  1. The Philosopher
  2. Brahms
  3. Legs Larry at Television Centre
  4. The Academy in Peril
  5. Intro / Days of Steam
  6. 3 Orchestral Pieces: Faust/The Balance/Captain Morgan’s Lament
  7. King Harry
  8. John Milton

In March 1981.

In March 1981, “A&M” label released “Honi Soit” the seventh John Cale studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, at “CBS Studios” and “St. & Media Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Mike Thorne and John Cale. The album cover art was by Andy Warhol.


  • John Cale – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, viola
  • John Gatchell– trumpet
  • Jim Goodwin – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Peter Muny – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Medici – drums, backing vocals
  • Sturgis Nikides – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bomberettes – Mo-dettes – backing vocals
  • Harvey Goldberg – recording, mixing
  • Carl Beatty – engineering
  • Harold Tarowsky – assistant engineering
  • Jane Friedman – management
  • John Vogel – graphic design
  • Fred Lorey – photography
  • Warren Frank – flight engineer
  • Louis Tropia – logistics

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale; except where noted.

  1. Dead or Alive
  2. Strange Times in Casablanca
  3. Fighter Pilot
  4. Wilson Joliet
  5. Streets of Laredo – traditional, arr. by John Cale
  6. Honi Soit (La Première Leçon de Français)
  7. Riverbank
  8. Russian Roulette
  9. Magic & Lies

On April 11, 1990.


On April 11, 1990, “Sire” label released “Songs for Drella”, album by Lou Reed and John Cale, dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol superstar Ondine. The album was recorded December 1989 and January 1990, at “Sigma Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Cale.


  • John Cale– vocals, keyboards, viola
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and John Cale.

  1. Smalltown
  2. Open House
  3. Style It Takes
  4. Work
  5. Trouble with Classicists
  6. Starlight
  7. Faces and Names
  8. Images
  9. Slip Away (A Warning)
  10. It Wasn’t Me
  11. I Believe
  12. Nobody But You
  13. A Dream
  14. Forever Changed
  15. Hello It’s Me


On December 17, 1971.

Hunky Dory

On December 17, 1971, “RCA” label released “Hunky Dory”, the fourth David Bowie album. It was recorded June – August 1971, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott. In 2010, “Time” magazine placed the album on its list of “100 best albums of all time”.


  • David Bowie– vocals, guitar, alto and tenor saxophone, piano
  • Mick Ronson– guitar, vocals, Mellotron, arrangements
  • Rick Wakeman– piano
  • Trevor Bolder– bass guitar, trumpet
  • Mick Woodmansey– drums
  • George Underwood– cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Changes
  2. Oh! You Pretty Things
  3. Eight Line Poem
  4. Life on Mars
  5. Kooks
  6. Quicksand
  7. Fill Your Heart – Biff Rose, Paul Williams
  8. Andy Warhol
  9. Song for Bob Dylan
  10. Queen Bitch
  11. The Bewlay Brothers


On July 18, 1988.


On July 18, 1988, Christa Päffgen aka Nico died aged 49. German born singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model and actress Nico was promoted in the 60’s by Andy Warhol and had few roles in movies including Federico  Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” (1960) and Andy Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls” (1966), but she is best known  by her vocals on the Velvet Underground’s album from 1967 “The Velvet Underground & Nico”.

On March 12, 1967.

Velvet Underground & Nico

On March 12, 1967, “Verve” label released “Velvet Underground & Nico”, the debut Velvet Underground album. It was recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable Multimedia”  event tour, and was produced by Andy Warhol and Tom Wilson. Thanks to inventing  experimental performances sensibility in the music and controversial subjects in the songs lyrics including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism, masochism  and  sexual deviancy, the album gained status of one of the most influential and critically acclaimed albums in history in the modern music. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 13 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time.


  • Lou Reed– lead and backing vocals, lead and ostrich guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– rhythm and lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Cale– electric viola, piano, bass guitar, backing vocals,  celesta, hissing, sound effects
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion , drums, tambourine, bass drum
  • Nico – chanteuse, backing vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Lou Reed, except where noted.

  1. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  2. I’m Waiting for the Man
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus in Furs
  5. Run Run Run
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  7. Heroin
  8. There She Goes Again
  9. I’ll be Your Mirror
  10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
  11. European Son

On February 22, 1987.

Andy Warhol

On February 22, 1987, Andrew Warhola (Andy Warhol) died aged 58. Being the main figure in the art movement known as “Pop art” he explored the relation between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. He founded “Interview Magazine”  and managed and produced the “Velvet Underground”, one of the most influential bands in the history of the modern music. His studio, “The Factory”, was gathering place for distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights,Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The “Andy Warhol Museum” in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds hige collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.