53 Years Ago Today – The Velvet Underground Perform First Ever Show (Check Out Classic Live Video ’66)

53 years ago today (12/11/65), at  Summit High School Auditorium in Summit, NJ, the original three  members (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison) along with then-newcomer Maureen Tucker, performed their first show with the name “The Velvet Underground.” This was triple bill with The Myddle Class as headliners and The Forty Fingers as co-support. This opening was offered by the legendary journalist Al Aronowitz who was also The Myddle Class manager. The setlist was “There She Goes Again,” “Venus In Furs,” “Heroin.”  Although there was no video footage of this show, check out the next best thing – video footage of The Velvet Underground with Nico from 1966.


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