Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Moments In Time - King of The Castle: Lou Chillin' with Nico (1966)





A lovely shot of Nico and Lou rehearsing on the patio of The Castle back in 1966.

Enrapt by Nico's, erm ... dulcet tones, Lou's thinking ... "Man, I'm so glad I'm wearing ear plugs"!




Nico was the Velvet Underground chanteuse over the period 1965-67 and, of course, provided idiosyncratic yet wonderfully effective vocal contributions to VU's seminal debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico in 1967.






The photograph was taken by photographer /filmmaker Lisa Law in May 1966 in the garden of a mansion called "The Castle" (see below).





"The Castle" was located at 4320 Cedarhurst Circle in the Los Felix neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Many years earlier, film star Norma Talmadge had lived in the mansion when it was known as "The Cedars". 







Later Arthur Lee of the rock group Love would live there. 

In the mid-sixties rock groups could rent the mansion out for $500 a week while visiting L.A.













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