Adam Ritchie’s original rare images of Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd from 1965/66

The photographs on this website capture the energy and colour of the band’s legendary earliest appearances in New York and London. Velvet Underground in 1965/66 during the film “Venus in Furs”, at the Cafe Bizarre, at the NY Cinematheque, at Andy Warhol’s Exploding Galaxy and for psychiatrists at Delmonico’s. Pink Floyd in 1966/67 at Roundhouse, UFO and the AA Student Party.

These pictures are accompanied by photographs from New York and London. Some of the pictures have been shown at the Tate Liverpool, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Whitney in New York, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Andy Warhol Museum collection and also in Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Boston, Vienna and around. The rest of my photographs were destroyed.



Velvet Underground

Filming ‘Venus in Furs’

At Café Bizarre, New York

At Delmonico’s, New York

At The N.Y Filmmakers Cinemathéque

Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Pink Floyd

At the Architectural Association, Dec 1966

At The Roundhouse, I.T. Fundraiser

At the UFO Club

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