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As a young kid in Malaya, Guy Chadwick was in total thrall to The Beatles. But, as Jennifer Otter Bickerdike discovers, it was the Velvets’ debut album That made the greatest impression, partly by virtue of it being far easier to copy


The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground

I was at boarding school. My parents lived in Malaya; my father was in the army and my brother Bruce, who’s about five or six years older than me, had brought a handful of albums back with him from a visit to England. He had a bunch of different records I had never heard before, besides Sgt. Pepper’s… The Velvet Underground & Nico and Parsley, Sage Rosemary And thyme by Simon and Garfunkel. There was a The Mamas And The Papas compilation, as well as Gary Puckett & The Union Gap.

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