Nico

Christa Päffgen

Also known as Nico

Short biography of Nico : 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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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Nico (3) - The End... The End... 8
mp3, CD
1974 Island Records
2 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1971 MGM Records
3 Nico (3) - The End... The End... 8
mp3, CD
Island Records
4 Nico (3) - Reich Der Träume Reich Der Träume 3
mp3, CD
2000 FünfUndVierzig
5 Nico (3) - Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 9
mp3, CD
1985
6 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1986 Verve Records
7 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1967-03-00
8 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1994 Polydor
9 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1978-06-20 Polydor
10 Nico (3) - Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 9
mp3, CD
1985 Torso
11 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1996-05-07 Polydor
12 Nico (3) - The Marble Index The Marble Index 10
mp3, CD
1991 Elektra
13 Nico (3) - The Marble Index The Marble Index 8
mp3, CD
1972 Elektra
14 Nico (3) - Behind The Iron Curtain Behind The Iron Curtain 16
mp3, CD
1986 Dojo
15 Nico (3) - An Underground Experience + Heroine An Underground Experience + Heroine 20
mp3, CD
2000 Visionary Communications
16 Nico (3) - Desertshore Desertshore 8
mp3, CD
1993 Reprise Records
17 Nico (3) - The Marble Index The Marble Index 10
mp3, CD
1991 Elektra
18 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1971 MGM Records
19 Nico (3) - Procession Procession 2
mp3, CD
1982 1/2 Records
20 Nico (3) - Saeta / Vegas Saeta / Vegas 4
mp3, CD
1981-09-00 Flicknife Records
21 Nico (3) - Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 9
mp3, CD
1996
22 Nico (3) - Do Or Die! Do Or Die! 13
mp3, CD
1982 ROIR (Reachout International Records)
23 Nico (3) - Icon (Rare & Unreleased) Icon (Rare & Unreleased) 11
mp3, CD
1996 Cleopatra
24 Nico (3) - Hanging Gardens Hanging Gardens 9
mp3, CD
1990-06-30
25 Nico (3) - The Blue Angel The Blue Angel 10
mp3, CD
1987 Tonpress
26 Nico (3) - Procession Procession 4
mp3, CD
1982 1/2 Records
27 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 35
mp3, CD
2002-06-24 Polydor
28 Nico (3) - My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine 2
mp3, CD
1985 Beggars Banquet
29 Nico (3) - Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 9
mp3, CD
1985 Beggars Banquet
30 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1971 MGM Records
31 Nico (3) - Le Bataclan '72 Le Bataclan '72 17
mp3, CD
2003-11-17 Alchemy Entertainment
32 Nico (3) - Desertshore Desertshore 8
mp3, CD
1993
33 Nico (3) - The End... The End... 8
mp3, CD
1996-07-30 Island Records
34 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 9
mp3, CD
1981 Aura Records (2)
35 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
Polydor

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