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
106 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
Polydor
107 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1977 MGM Records
108 Nico (3) - Behind The Iron Curtain Behind The Iron Curtain 16
mp3, CD
1986 Dojo
109 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1967-03-00 Verve Records
110 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 12
mp3, CD
1997-04-00
111 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1983 Polydor
112 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1996-06-26 Polydor
113 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1988 Polydor
114 Nico (3) - The Marble Index The Marble Index 8
mp3, CD
1968 Elektra
115 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1985 Polygram Records
116 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2010 Polydor
117 Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl Chelsea Girl 10
mp3, CD
1967 Verve Records
118 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1991 Modern Records (10)
119 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1986 Verve Records
120 Nico (3) - Femme Fatale Femme Fatale 17
mp3, CD
2010 Vinyl Lovers
121 Nico (3) - Frozen Warnings / No One Is There Frozen Warnings / No One Is There 2
mp3, CD
2010-10-25 Elektra
122 Nico (3) - I'm Not Sayin I'm Not Sayin 2
mp3, CD
1982-05-00
123 Nico (3) - Do Or Die Do Or Die 13
mp3, CD
1993 Meldac
124 Nico (3) - Live In Pécs 1985 Live In Pécs 1985 14
mp3, CD
Bahia (2)
125 Nico (3) - Live Heroes Live Heroes 7
mp3, CD
1995-04-16
126 Nico (3) - Janitor Of Lunacy Janitor Of Lunacy 13
mp3, CD
1996-09-13 Visionary Communications
127 Nico (3) - Chelsea Live Chelsea Live 14
mp3, CD
1992-05-31 Great Expectations
128 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile - Version Originale Drama Of Exile - Version Originale 10
mp3, CD
1993-11-23 Buda Records
129 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 9
mp3, CD
1992 Great Expectations
130 Nico (3) - The Drama Of Exile The Drama Of Exile 10
mp3, CD
2003 Rákos Records
131 Nico (3) - Femme Fatale - The Aura Anthology Femme Fatale - The Aura Anthology 33
mp3, CD
2003 Castle Music
132 Nico (3) - Schwanengesang - Lieder Vom Einsamen Mädchen 1968-1985 Schwanengesang - Lieder Vom Einsamen Mädchen 1968-1985 10
mp3, CD
2010-11-22 Erlkönig Musikproduktionen
133 Nico (3) - Desertshore Desertshore 8
mp3, CD
1971-01-00 Reprise Records
134 Nico (3) - The Marble Index The Marble Index 8
mp3, CD
1968-09-19 Elektra
135 Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 June 1, 1974 9
mp3, CD
1974 Island Records
136 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
Verve Records
137 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1967-03-00 Verve Records
138 Nico (3) - Reich Der Träume - Raritäten Und Konzerte - Teil I Reich Der Träume - Raritäten Und Konzerte - Teil I 16
mp3, CD
2002-00-00 Faust Tonträger
139 Nico (3) - Walpurgisnacht - Raritäten Und Konzerte - Teil II Walpurgisnacht - Raritäten Und Konzerte - Teil II 12
mp3, CD
2002-00-00 Faust Tonträger
140 Nico (3) - Minnesang Minnesang 16
mp3, CD
1994-00-00 Toccata Tonträger Quedlinburg

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