Andy Warhol and Music


Over this hour, WYEP's Brian Siewiorek explores Andy Warhol's involvement with music.  From his early days in New York as a commercial art designer, Warhol created artwork for record covers throughout his lifetime.  Aside from designing the cover art for the Velvet Underground's 1967 debut, Andy also managed the group and made them a fixture in his multi-media "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" gatherings.  The show also explores Warhol's freiendships with musicians like Debbie Harry, Jonathan Richman, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie.  Plus, Warhol's short-lived MTV show, and his work with music videos. The show also includes many songs that directly reference the artist. 

Originally aired: February 22, 2017 - the 30th anniversary of Warhol's death.