Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer, songwriter, actress, and Warhol Superstar. She is featured on the first album by the New York rock band The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico.
|Birth name||Christa Päffgen|
|Born||16 October 1938|
|Origin||Cologne, West Germany|
|Died||18 July 1988 (aged 49)|
|Genres||Art rock, folk rock, protopunk, experimental music, avant-garde music|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, singer, actress|
|Instruments||Vocals, harmonium, harpsichord, piano, tambourine|
|Associated acts||The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Lou Reed, Brian Jones, Kevin Ayers, John Cooper Clarke, The Invisible Girls, Blue Orchids, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno|
She made seven studio albums.
Nico was born Christa Päffgen. When she was 16 the photographer Herbert Tobias gave her the name Nico. Nico moved to Paris and began working for Vogue, Tempo, Vie Nuove, Mascotte Spettacolo, Camera, Elle, and other fashion magazines.