Lou Reed, Dead at 71

In MemoriumLou Reed was 71. His band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock by fusing art and music in collaboration with artist Andy Warhol in 1960s New York.

Seven years ago I wrote about my late discovery of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground when I heard "Perfect Day" on the Trainspotting soundtrack in 1996. "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed and "Heroin" by the Velvet Underground remain staples of my MP3 playlists. He will be missed.

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A rock & roll legend.

He will be walking on the wild side in heaven.

October 27, 2013 @ 4:01 PM


Truly at master at his work. RIP Lou.

October 27, 2013 @ 4:19 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

And yes, he passed away on a Sunday morning.

October 27, 2013 @ 4:19 PM


The best use of a Lou Reed song was "Street Hassle" in the movie "The Squid and the Whale"

This is the video of the song...


October 27, 2013 @ 6:28 PM



Great, thanks never seen that before.

October 27, 2013 @ 7:56 PM

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