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1967 The Velvet Undereground & Nico album release



Item # 703897

March 09, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, March 9, 1967

* Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground & Nico
* Debut studio album release w/ peeled banana (early version)
* Very early "THE DOORS" NYC nightclub gigs ad
* American rock band from L.A. - Jim Morrison


Page 19 has a 7 x 3 inch advertisement for the debut album "The Velvet Underground With Nico" with Andy's Warhol's peeled banana. This was a early version of this iconic album cover. Probably only found in this Greenwich Village publication.
wikipedia notes: The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut studio album by the American rock band the Velvet Underground and the German singer Nico, released in March 1967 through Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band were featured on Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour. The album features experimental performance sensibilities and explicit lyrical topics, including drug abuse, prostitution, sadomasochism and sexual deviancy.
Page 18 has a 3 1/2 x 2 inch advertisement for a "The DOORS" concert at the Ondine nightclub in Manhattan.
source: Bob Batchelor: After two early trips East to play New York City’s famous Ondine nightclub — well before they were famous — the Doors returned in March 1967 to a series of shows running through early April that would establish them as a favorite of fans and critics. The spark they received was a launchpad, especially in the dark days after “Break On Through” had been released (and fizzled on the pop charts) and prior to the national sensation that became “Light My Fire.”
On the third trip to NYC, the Doors intensified their mysticism and mystery for the celebrities and fame junkies that assembled at Ondine. While they had mainly been an underground hit on the two previous residencies, this time the press showed up too, eager to find out more about the psychedelic sounds emanating from Los Angeles and the beautiful singer who fronted the darkness.
Jim Morrison played up the differences between the coasts, which magnified his aura. As always, he spoke in proto-hippie lingo, but under a layer of foreboding. His words were sensuous and of the earth — heat, dirt, its elemental foundations.

I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 40 pages, tabloid size, one fold along the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

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Category: The 20th Century