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Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground came to LA from the Factory in New York where they had collaborated to meld music with art. It was just after they released the Banana Album. On the first night we all went down to see the show and I took a series of photos of their wild performance. Andy did the psychedelic light show behind them singing on stage. They wore black leather and used whips and strobe lights in their act. The gig at the Trip lasted 3 days before they were asked to leave because of the controversial content of their show. The Velvet Underground stayed with us at the Castle in ’66 during their gig at ‘The Trip’ on Sunset Strip. Hanging out with them was a blast. That’s where they met Severn Darden and became fast friends. We all lived together.