Dylan Jones on “Loaded: The Life (and Afterlife) of The Velvet Underground”

Wednesday 25th October, 6:30pm

Listen to the Evening Standard Editor-In-Chief Dylan Jones OBE, in conversation with Julian Marszalek about his new book on one of the most influential bands in the world, The Velvet Underground.

“Loaded: The Life (and Afterlife) of The Velvet Underground” by Dylan Jones is a captivating and comprehensive exploration of one of the most influential and enigmatic bands in the history of rock music. In this conversation, we’ll delve into the heart of the book, tracing the fascinating journey of The Velvet Underground from its inception to its enduring legacy.

Dylan takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the tumultuous and groundbreaking career of The Velvet Underground, a band that defied convention and reshaped the landscape of rock and roll. The book begins by introducing us to the band’s core members: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Maureen Tucker. It vividly portrays their early years in the vibrant art scene of 1960s New York City, where they came together to create a sound that would challenge the very foundations of popular music.

Jones also explores the band’s cultural impact and their influence on subsequent generations of musicians. Interviews with musicians who were inspired by The Velvet Underground, such as David Bowie, Patti Smith, and Sonic Youth, provide a glimpse into the band’s enduring legacy.

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