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I CAN REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HEARD LOU REED DO TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. I WAS LISTENING TO WGCL-G 98.5 FM (AS THE STATION CALLED ITSELF). AND RIGHT AROUND THAT TIME. THEY WENT FROM PLAYING AUTOMATED MUSIC.
Fans and family of rock musician Lou Reed have paid tribute to the late star at a music-rich public memorial on the streets of New York. Billed as a "simple celebration", the event saw fans dance to Reed's hits which were played over loudspeakers.
Longtime music writer and Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis is writing a biography of Lou Reed. Little, Brown and Company announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by DeCurtis. The writer interviewed Reed numerous times and wrote the liner
Lou Reed transgressed rock and roll as its first street-smart poet who confronted sex and drugs, harnessed and controlled feedback, and embodied New York cool he epitomized a new, strong Jewish American anti-hero, afraid of nothing, willing to
Jour De Fete Films; Jack Mitchell; Gerard Malanga From left, Mr. Dallesandro; Jackie Curtis in Women in Revolt; Candy Darling...Plenty about Mr. Reed's 1972 song, from the David Bowie-produced album Transformer, flouted convention, beginning with the
Don't be surprised when you hear songs from Lou Reed's drag-queen-and-heroin phase used in holiday commercials for department stores and discount jewelry chains. In the days since the iconic rock pioneer's death this weekend,
Glazer Follow JewishJournal.com on Word of Lou Reed walking beyond the wild side, never to return, reached me as I was leaving campus, having just finished teaching a class on Modern Jewish Philosophy. As I recovered my copy of Take No Prisoners on
Lou Reed might have been known for his sharp tongue and murky lyrics, but the legendary musician was also vocal about causes that mattered to him. The former Velvet Underground frontman who died Sunday of a " liver-related ailment " used his artistic
Mr Murray added that Reed "did not suffer fools... or journalists gladly", adding that "he was not considered a likeable man, except by his closest friends". He used the "deliberate withholding of charm as a weapon" and "performed to a smallish but
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground frontman, dies at 71 Lou Reed performs I'm Waiting For The Man on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test programme in December 1984 US musician and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. The singer-