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RIP Lou Reed

October 28, 2013 | Commentary

Lou Reed passed away on October 27, 2013. Lewis Allan Reed was born on March 2, 1942. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground.

After he left the Velvet Underground, Reed went on to have a solo career. In 1972 he released his second solo album Transformer, which was co=produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson. The single release “Walk on the Wild Side” was an ironic yet affectionate salute to misfits, hustlers, and transvestites and even with very suggestive lyrics on sex saw a good deal of airplay.

While I wasn’t a big fan of Lou Reed, there’s not doubt in my mind that his music influence many others. “Walk on the Wild Side” is one my all time favorite songs.

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