What Goes On" is a song by the Velvet Underground. It was the only single released from their 1969 eponymous third album.
The song was recorded in 1968 at
T.T.G. Studios in Hollywood. 
A concert performance of the song, with
Doug Yule on keyboards, was included on their double live album . 1969: The Velvet Underground Live 
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Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry performed "What Goes On" (with elements of "Beginning to See the Light") on his 1978 solo album . The Bride Stripped Bare
The "What Goes On" organ riff was used in the
Talking Heads song " Once in a Lifetime," featured on their 1980 album . Remain in Light 
It was also recorded by
the Feelies on their 1988 album , Only Life Elizabeth Mitchell on her 2006 album , You Are My Little Bird The Screaming Trees on the 2009 compilation album Unpiecing the Jigsaw - A Tribute to The Velvet Underground and  the Dils on numerous live albums.
Jim Kerr recorded it as the B-side to "Shadowland" in 2010, and later included it on the B-side to a 7" single included with the special edition of the CD. Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr
Toy performed "What Goes On" for a Radio 6 Music session in 2012 and featured it on their Make It Mine EP released later that year.
Fanzine [ edit ]
aficionados Mike "MC" Kostek and Phil Milstein started the Velvet Underground Appreciation Society, which collected, cataloged and made available various rarities. They also published a fanzine titled "What Goes On", and later on a  newsletter titled "What Goes On Jr." 
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