The Velvet Underground made their performing debut under that name here on December 11, 1965. The original lineup included Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker who all played together for the first time that night here.
As the second act of three, they played only three songs: “There She Goes Again”, “Venus in Furs” and “Heroin”. Historical notes at the time indicate that the band was not very well received as their music was “unconventional” at the very least.
After the performance, they earned a regular paying gig at the Café Bizarre, where they were “discovered” by Andy Warhol which helped them achieve an early reputation as a band with a future.
The Velvet Underground Discography
1967 – The Velvet Underground & Nico
1968 – White Light/White Heat
1969 – The Velvet Underground
1970 – Loaded
1972 – Live at Max’s Kansas City
1973 – Squeeze
Summit High School
125 Kent Place Blvd.
Summit NJ 07901
I was there, I went to Summit High School, they warmed up for a local band, headliners called the Myddle Class, we did not know what to think of the Velvets