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 interactions 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. 

(This show originally aired in 2017 and was honored with the Judges Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters - it was again updated in August 2018)

Air date: August 6, 2018 - The 90th anniversary of Warhol's birth.