The Queen of Soul

Born March 25, 1942 …

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The Velvet Underground & Nico 

Released on March 12, 1967, panned by critics and a colossal failure sales-wise, The Velvet Underground and Nico has become one of the most influential and important rock albums in poular music history.  By 2002, it ranked #13 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 2006, it was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.

The United States of America release their debut album on March 6, 1968. Actually, it’s their only album but it’s an album that many mention as an inspiration over the years. It just keeps reappearing in one form or another every now and then. Give it a listen and maybe you’ll know why.