Although obviously Nico wasn't from Manchester, she spent the last years of her life living here.
The former model and Velvet Underground singer died in Ibiza.
Nico was managed by Alan Wise (of Wise Moves promotions).
Her keyboard player James Young (who is from Manchester) wrote a book about his experiences touring with a very smacked up Nico. The book is called 'Songs They Never Play on the Radio'.
I remember going to see her live in a room in Manchester Town Hall. She was playing with Eric Random and the Bedlamates. It was a great gig although I remember having to hold back my laughter every time she played a Velvet Underground song as about 3 or 4 goths would get up the front and do some sort of swirly girating dance. Then they'd go and sit down once the song had finished.
Artefact added : 5th June 2007