Lou Reed R.I.P

Nov 1, 2013


Lou Reed     02/03/1942 – 27/10/2013

Poet, songwriter, musician and Tai Chi expert Lou Reed died recently. Famous for catchy tunes such as Do the Ostrich, Cycle Annie, Sister Ray and accessible albums such as “Berlin”, “Metal Machine Music”, “The Raven” and “Lulu” with Metallica. His solo albums along with those by the VU, Nico, John and Maureen make up about 25% of my record collection. Another end of an era.

Those were different times

PS: There seems to be some confusion about the true spelling of his name. Various blogs and Wikis say it was Lewis Allan Reed, whilst the obituaries in The Times and The Telegraph say it was Louis Alan Reed. Who is right?