Model + Singer
Born Oct 16, 1938
Hometown Cologne
Died Jul 18, 1988
Death Place Ibiza
Genres Avant-garde music...
Instruments Tambourine + Keyb...
Performed With The Velvet Underg...

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
1965 26 Years Old In 1965 Nico met 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
Dylan wrote the song "I'll Keep It with Mine" for her shortly thereafter, which she recorded for her first album, Chelsea Girl, in 1967. … Read More


1969 30 Years Old For The Marble Index, released in 1969, Nico wrote the lyrics and music. … Read More
1974 35 Years Old On 13 December 1974, Nico opened for Tangerine Dream's infamous concert at Reims Cathedral in Reims, France. … 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 She made a vocal contribution to Neuronium's second album, Vuelo Químico as she was at the studio, by chance, while it was being recorded in Barcelona in 1978 by Michel Huygen, Carlos Guirao and Albert Gimenez. … Read More


1979 40 Years Old Nico returned to New York in late 1979 where her comeback concert at CBGB in early 1980 was glowingly reviewed in The New York Times. … Read More
1981 42 Years Old Nico recorded her next studio album, Drama of Exile, in 1981. … Read More
1982 43 Years Old A number of Nico's performances towards the end of her life were recorded and released, including 1982's Heroine, Live In Tokyo, and her final concert, Fata Morgana, recorded on 6 June 1988. … Read More
1988 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Nico's final recording was of her last concert, 'Fata Morgana', at the Berlin Planetarium on the 6th June 1988. … Read More


1988 50 Years Old …  Nico died in July 1988, as a result of injuries sustained in a cycling accident while vacationing in Ibiza with her son. … Read More
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