Brian Eno famously said that, while the band's first album only sold 30,000 in its early years "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band".
With five albums in the space of just six years, The Velvet Underground's reign was short but incredibly significant in the development of rock music. For them, no subject matter was taboo and every sonic idea was open for exploring. They were a fiercely inventive, groundbreaking band who grew from Andy Warhol’s art house experiment to become one of the most revered bands of all time.
We'll explore the storied career of The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed, one year on from the legendary musician's passing. Join Francis Leach from 8pm on Thursday 23 October for a celebration of one of the key bands in rock'n'roll history.