The Velvet Underground

  1. The Yardbirds, Blow-Up, 1966.     New York’s (indeed, Andy Warhol’s) band was the first choice of Italian maestro Michelanglo Antonioni for the Swinging London club scene.   Except he wanted a guitar-smashing climax as made famous by Pete Townshend of The Who, But The Who refused their invite, as did Eric Burdon (who smashed nothing except himself). The In Crowd also passed. Well, one of their guitars made it – Steve Howe’s instrument was smashed by Jeff Beck of The Yardbirds in the rock sequence.

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