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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Eclectic and highly-influential US alt-rock band established in 1965 with members: Willie Alexander, John Cale, Angus Maclise, Sterling Morrison, Walter Powers, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule.

The band's key output includes the 1967 debut Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light White Heat, the self-titled third album and Loaded.

VU split in 1972 with various members, including Cale and Reed, persuing successful solo careers.