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.

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The Thin White Duke 

Legends gathered at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 1997 for Bowie’s 50th birthday bash. It’s a charity concert benefiting Save the Children. Bowie’s famous pals – including Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan, and Foo Fighters, among others – pay tribute with renditions of the singer’s tunes. Bowie closes out the event with his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.”

Source: The Thin White Duke – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …