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back to JUNE 24 - AUG. 28, 1970: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAY MAX'S

Doug Yule's brother, Billy, replaced Maureen Tucker during the Max's performances as she was pregnant. Billy was paid about $25.00 per week - a $60.00 fee for all performances plus daily round trip fare to/from Long Island plus food. (UT187)

After the last performance, Lou Reed left the band and moved back into his parents' home at 35 Oakfield Avenue. (LR175-7) working for his father as a typist, earning $40 a week. (LR182)

Danny Fields:

"I was responsible for Live at Max's. That very week they broke up, we realized Brigid had the last recorded performance of The Velvet Underground because it was clear that Lou wasn't coming back. I persuaded Brigid that we take the cassette to Atlantic since they still sort of had them on the label... and this would be their second record and a cheap way for Atlantic to fulfil its contractual obligations. And they could buy this master and all rights to it for I think $10,000. I split it with her and then she started to be mad at me because she thought she had given me too big a cut." (UT195)

Occasionally Lou would venture into New York and visit the Factory.

Glenn O'Brien:

"I met Lou at the Factory and he was really pathetic. I don't know what he was on, but he was really out of it. He was my hero, but it was like his life was over." (LR181)

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