Model + Singer
Born Oct 16, 1938

Nico was a German singer, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress, who initially rose to fame as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for both her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.… Read More

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1938 Birth Born on October 16, 1938.
1946 7 Years Old In 1946, Nico and her mother relocated to downtown Berlin, where Nico worked as a seamstress. … Read More


1959 20 Years Old In 1959, she was invited to the set of Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, where she attracted the attention of the acclaimed director, who gave her a minor role in the film as herself. … Read More
1962 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She appears as the cover model on jazz pianist Bill Evans' 1962 album, Moon Beams. … Read More
1963 24 Years Old Nico's first performances as a singer took place in December 1963 at New York's Blue Angel nightclub, where she sang standards such as "My Funny Valentine".
1965 26 Years Old In 1965, Nico met the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones and recorded her first single, "I'm Not Sayin'" with the B-side "The Last Mile", produced by Jimmy Page for Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label. … Read More
1967 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967 Nico recorded his song "I'll Keep It with Mine" for her first album, Chelsea Girl. … Read More


1969 30 Years Old 1 More Event
For The Marble Index, released in 1969, Nico wrote the lyrics and music. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old Nico's first acting appearance with Garrel occurred in his 1972 film, La Cicatrice Intérieure. … Read More
1974 35 Years Old 1 More Event
She also appeared in the Garrel films Anathor (1972); the silent Jean Seberg feature Les Hautes Solitudes, released in 1974; Un ange passe (1975); Le Berceau de cristal (1976), starring Pierre Clémenti, Nico and Anita Pallenberg; and Voyage au jardin des morts (1978). … Read More
1975 36 Years Old Nico and Island Records allegedly had many disputes during this time, and in 1975 the label dropped her from their roster.
1978 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1978, Nico performed at the Canet Roc '78 festival in Catalonia. … Read More


1979 40 Years Old Nico returned to New York in 1979 where her comeback concert at CBGB (accompanied by John Cale and Lutz Ulbrich) was reviewed positively in The New York Times. … Read More
1981 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Nico recorded her next studio album, Drama of Exile, in 1981. produced by Philippe Quilichini. … Read More
At Salford University in 1982, Nico would join Bauhaus for a performance of "I'm Waiting for the Man". … Read More
Nico's final recording was of her last concert, 'Fata Morgana', at the Berlin Planetarium on 6 June 1988. … Read More


1988 50 Years Old Died on July 18, 1988.
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