The First 40


Velvet Underground's First Public Appearance

3 min. 5 sec.

Psychiatrists Convention January 14, 1966

This is the only filmed record of this historical performance of the pioneering music group. They are shown with Lou Reed, Eddie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, John Cale, Andy Warhol, and others. A dance party at Stephen Shore’s apartment follows the Psychiatrists Convention footage.

Sound: Nico at the Dom, New York City, later same year