Nico The Life and Lies of an Icon

Nico The Life and Lies of an Icon
Title: Nico The Life and Lies of an Icon
Author: Richard Witts
ISBN: 0-86369-655-4
Format: Paperback, First Edition
Pages: 288
Publisher: Virgin Books, Virgin Publishing Ltd, 332 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AH, United Kingdom
Publishing Date: 1993-12-02
Liner Notes: As the cover girl of the fifties, the Siren of the sixties, the Moon Goddess of the seventies and the eighties' High Priestress of Punk, Nico drifted through society like a phantom. All her life she fought against the idolatry of men to assert her independence as a performer, first with The Velvet Underground and then in her own right, and as a composer of dissident songs. Her Garboesque veneer disguised a lonely woman attempting to stand autonomous in a fast-changing world and to cope with her tormented mother and her troubled son, his existence denied by his film star father.

This extraordinary biography, which Nico asked Richard Witts to write shortly before her death, uncovers the reasons for her subterfuge. Exclusive contributions from David Bailey, Jackson Browne, John Cale, Fellini, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie Sioux, Viva and others — friends, relatives and enemies — make this definitive account of a woman whose influence on popular music and style is only now acknowledged.
Hardback Edition: Virgin Books (UK)
Spanish Edition: Circe Ediciones (SP)

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