In 1966, While doing a story on Andy Warhol for Life Magazine, Steve Schapiro photographed Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, in a dilapidated Hollywood Hills castle where they were staying waiting to get paid for the Exploding Plastic Inevitable gig they had just played. Steve also photographed the Velvet at Scepter Studios in New York where they recorded with Nico for their first album.
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