lou reed dies
In 2007, I staged an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Velvet Underground and Nico album. It took place at a very snazzy and upscale upper east side antiquarian book gallery. It was an amazing night. Lou was there, and Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule, and Sterling Morrison's wife Martha.
When I was a teenager the only Lou Reed song I heard on the radio was Walk on the Wild Side. Even pirate stations, which I would listen to in the early hours of the morning, only seemed to play that song - which is odd when you consider the fact that not all Lou Reed songs mention blow jobs and amphetamine abuse.
Lou Reed's death is personally sad because he was singularly responsible for me seriously thinking about non-conventional music, and that after two decades of false starts I finally interviewed in person one of my true idols.
Lou Reed, the legendary singer, guitarist and frontman of The Velvet Underground has died. The 71-year-old, responsible for