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
71 Nico (3) - Down For You Is Up Down For You Is Up 7
mp3, CD
1986 Easy Flyte Records
72 Nico (3) - Live In Columbus 1966 Part 2 Live In Columbus 1966 Part 2 4
mp3, CD
1998 Mind The Magic
73 Nico (3) - Abschied Abschied 17
mp3, CD
1993 Dream Records (6)
74 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 20
mp3, CD
2004-04-27 Earmark
75 Nico (3) - Nico In Tokyo Nico In Tokyo 11
mp3, CD
2003 Cherry Red
76 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1981
77 Nico (3) - Behind The Iron Curtain Behind The Iron Curtain 16
mp3, CD
1986 Femme Music
78 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 9
mp3, CD
1983
79 Nico (3) - The Blue Angel The Blue Angel 10
mp3, CD
1985 Mega Rock
80 Nico (3) - Hanging Gardens Hanging Gardens 9
mp3, CD
1990 Emergo
81 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 9
mp3, CD
1981 Metronome
82 Nico (3) - All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's Parties 9
mp3, CD
2008-01-04 Cleopatra
83 Nico (3) - These Days These Days 15
mp3, CD
2008-12-24 Woodstock Tapes
84 Nico (3) - Live In Denmark Live In Denmark 9
mp3, CD
1989-03-00 VU Records (3)
85 Nico (3) - Strange Window Strange Window 11
mp3, CD
Preservation/Illumination Records
86 Nico (3) - Down For You Is Up Down For You Is Up 7
mp3, CD
1991 Rarities & Few
87 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2008-11-04 Polydor
88 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico + The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico + The Velvet Underground 23
mp3, CD
1999 Polydor
89 Nico (3) - Live Heroes Live Heroes 7
mp3, CD
1986 Performance Records
90 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
Universal Records (Japan)
91 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 12
mp3, CD
2008 Vinyl Lovers
92 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2008 4 Men With Beards
93 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2004-06-20 Verve Records
94 Nico (3) - Janitor Of Lunacy Janitor Of Lunacy 17
mp3, CD
2001-06-11 Anagram Records
95 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1978
96 Nico (3) - Desolation Angel Desolation Angel 4
mp3, CD
VU Records (6)
97 Nico (3) - Heroine Heroine 13
mp3, CD
2000-00-00 Get Back
98 Nico (3) - Le Bataclan '72 (Part 2) Le Bataclan '72 (Part 2) 8
mp3, CD
2005-03-08 Get Back
99 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2008 Verve Records
100 Nico (3) - Drama Of Exile Drama Of Exile 10
mp3, CD
1991 TomK
101 Nico (3) - Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 9
mp3, CD
2003 Beggars Banquet
102 Nico (3) - Desertshore Desertshore 8
mp3, CD
1970 Reprise Records
103 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
1982-09-00
104 Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 11
mp3, CD
2007-08-08
105 Nico (3) - The End... The End... 8
mp3, CD
1974 Island Records

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