Lou Reed – R.I.P.

Growing up listening to Lou Reed makes this hard. Lou Reed helped to shape Rock music for over 50 years. His legacy in the rock world will live on. Lou originally started with the Velvet Underground in the 60’s. He died on Sunday, October 27th on Long Island, NY.   Liver Disease took his life at the age of 71.

“Not too long after his first recordings, made at 16 with a doo-wop band in Freeport, N.Y., Mr. Reed started singing outside of the song’s melody, as if he were giving a speech with a fluctuating drone in a New York accent. That sound, heard with the Velvet Underground on songs like “Heroin” and “Sweet Jane” and in his post-Velvet songs “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Street Hassle” and others, became one of the most familiar frequencies in rock. He played lead guitar the same way, straining against his limitations.” (NY Times)

You can read more about his life in the NY Times article:  Lou Read NY Times

Lou read collage

One of my favorites is Lou’s most popular song   Take a Walk on the Wild Side

R.I.P. LOU REED – You will be missed.


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