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The Velvet Underground, featuring Lou Reed and vocalist Nico, began as a side project of Andy Warhol’s performance art ensemble The Erupting Plastic Inevitable. Sounding like nothing else in the mid-60s, Velvet Underground went on to record only a handful of albums. But as Brian Eno once quipped, exaggerating only slightly, no more than 100 people ever saw The Velvet Underground, but everyone who did then went out and formed a band. And those people included such rock legends as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Tonight on Inquiry we have a wild and rollicking chat with writer and rock historian DAVE THOMPSON about this very complicated and strange era of rock that still influences bands and music. His definitive history is titled YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL: THE DANGEROUS GLITTER OF DAVID BOWIE, IGGY POP AND LOU REED.