Brian Eno (born 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. He joined the band Roxy Music as synthesiser player in the early 1970’s. Roxy Music’s success in the glam rock scene came quickly, but Eno soon became tired of touring and of conflicts with lead singer Bryan Ferry. Eno continues to collaborate with other musicians, produce records, release his own music, and write. (More from Wikipedia)
Chimera recorded something like 20 songs (variously reported as being in 1968, 1969 and/or 1970) in an acid-folk style for a planned album that remained unreleased for decades, while picking up legendary status among psychedelic record collectors. Amazingly, only cassettes remain from the recording sessions, though the sound quality is not at all impaired; they were remastered beautifully by Denis Blackham, an industry legend who had previously mastered the music for the Evita and Cats musicals and also albums by Led Zeppelin, Madness, Eurythmics, and Brian Eno.
Album sales by the Velvet Underground were low in spite of the prominent connection with legendary pop artist Andy Warhol at the top of his fame. Though officially their producer, Andy Warhol’s input was evidently minimal, although he insisted on their including ethereal vocalist Nico on three songs on their first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). Warhol also contributed artwork for some of the band’s album covers, such as the peelable banana on that album. Brian Eno – another highly experimental musician – is the source of the famous quotation about this album: While selling only 30,000 copies, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”