Rare color live footage of The Velvet Underground unearthed (watch)

From Brooklyn Vegan:

Not a lot of live footage exists of The Velvet Underground and definitely not much in color. But, as Dangerous Minds points out, film of them playing Dallas Peace Day, a Vietnam War protest that happened on October 15, 1969, has been unearthed. The footage is part of a collection of hundreds of reels of film, most of them unmarked and unidentified, in the holdings of the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection at the SMU Library archives.

The band were in Dallas for a week of shows and were one of a handful of artists, including Lou Rawls, to play the Peace Day protest. G. William Jones Film & Video Collection uploaded a few lengthy clips from the protest, which includes the band performing “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Beginning to See the Light,” and “I’m Set Free,” and there’s an interview with Sterling Morrison as well. Sound is on the muffled side but it is fascinating nonetheless. They also uploaded silent b-roll footage which has more of VU. Watch those, with the points The Velvet Underground appear cued up, below.

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  • Velvet Underground - Squeeze - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 05-Aug-2019 15:48)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND Squeeze (1972 UK first issue 11-track LP, a very unusual footnote to the Velvet Underground's career in that this seldom seen album features none of the original members! Mo Tucker toured with the band during this periodbut left shortly before the album was recorded & all songs are written and sung by Doug Yule who was featured heavily on the band's previous album Loaded, with all drumming duties performed by a certain Ian Paice of Deep Purple. Needless to say, the album sold in very small quantities and has remained an elusive item in the Velvet's catalogue ever since. Housed in its original picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little discolouration, sticker residue and minor edgewear, whilst the vinyl remains in near mint condition)

  • Velvet Underground - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Aug-2019 12:26)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico (1972 UK MGM yin-yang label 17-track double compilation LP, including the classics I'm Waiting For The Man, All Tomorrow's Parties, Heroin, Sister Ray, Venus in Furs & more, wonderful & unique Warhol style fully laminated gatefold 'lips' sleeve with full spread artwork inside. The sleeve is VG+ with some laminate creasing and wear along the opening edge, plus a little discolouration. The vinyl is in EX condition with just a few minor surface scuffs. A very respectable VG+ copy, offered at an advantageous price)

  • Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.86, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jul-2019 13:18)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND White Light/White Heat (1976 UK issue of the 1967 6-track vinyl LP on a blue & gold yin-yang label, including the full seventeen minutes of Sister Ray, picture sleeve variant. The sleeve has some discolouring & foxing yet the vinylremains in excellent condition with just a few light signs of play)

  • Velvet Underground - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £85.00, $107.95, €96.90 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2019 11:57)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico (1972 UK MGM yin-yang label 17-track double compilation LP, including the classics I'm Waiting For The Man, All Tomorrow's Parties, Heroin, Sister Ray, Venus in Furs & more, wonderful & unique Warhol style fully laminated gatefold 'lips' sleeve with full spread artwork inside. The sleeve is Excellent with some minor print fade along the opening & the vinyl discs are Excellent with barely any signs of play)

  • Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico - French - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 12:22)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND The Velvet Underground & Nico (70s French 11-track stereo LP on the black & silver MGM label, the Velvets' classic debut originally released in 1967 & produced by legendary pop artist Andy Warhol. The cover [VG+] shows a little corner bowing with some minor storage wear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with light signs of play only)

  • Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico - US - vinyl LP - £995.00, $1,263.65, €1,134.30 (New Item) (arrived 31-May-2019 11:13)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND The Velvet Underground & Nico (Very rare and essential 1967 US East Coast press blue & silver Verve label 11-track stereo LP, housed in the legendary Andy Warhol pasted gatefold sleeve with unpeeled banana sticker & no torso image on theback [airbrushed]. The label is a large 't' blue & silver Verve design with 'Side 1' & '2' to the lower left [East Coast design] & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. This is a wonderful one previous owner copy. The iconic sleeve grades VG/VG+ as there is some foxing evident, a tiny area of paper loss to the bottom right-hand corner, a little corner-wear/sticker mark with minimal wear to the inner spread. However, there are no deletion cuts, no writing or creasing with the banana remaining unpeeled. The spine is clear as day & the panels remain a wonderful off white. The vinyl is superb. It is virtually impossible to find a copy of this album in any condition let alone one that shows almost no signs of play. Yes, there are some very faint hairlines in the odd area on close inspection but these are rendered purely cosmetic with the vinyl grading a healthy Excellent all round. Highly Recommended V6-5008)

  • Velvet Underground - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2019 16:47)

    VELVET UNDERGROUND Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico (1972 UK MGM yin-yang label 17-track double compilation LP, including the classics I'm Waiting For The Man, All Tomorrow's Parties, Heroin, Sister Ray, Venus in Furs & more, wonderful & unique Warhol style fully laminated gatefold 'lips' sleeve with full spread artwork inside. The sleeve is VG+ with some laminate creasing and wear along the opening edge, plus a little discolouration. The vinyl is in EX condition with just a few minor surface scuffs. A very respectable VG+ copy, offered at an advantageous price)

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