LOU REED R.I.P.: “LOU WAS AS GREAT AN ARTIST AS IT WAS POSSIBLE TO BE”

Rocker Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dies at 71
lou reed1Reed died at a home he shared in Long Island, New York, with his wife Laurie Anderson following complications from a liver transplant he had earlier this year, Andrew Wylie, the agent, said.

“I think Lou was as great an artist as it was possible to be,” Wylie said. “It’s a great loss.”



Lou Reed – Perfect Day

Just a perfect day
drink sangria in the park
And then later when it gets dark
we go home

Just a perfect day
feed animals in the zoo
Then later a movie too
and then home

Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
you just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
it’s such fun

Just a perfect day
you made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
someone good

Oh, it’s such a perfect day
I’m glad I spent it with you
Oh, such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
you just keep me hanging on

You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow
You’re going to reap just what you sow

Brian Eno said: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.”

John Cale, who co-founded the Velvet Underground, released a statement on his Facebook page: “The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet…I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy’,” he said.

Iggy Pop’s official Twitter account called the news “devastating”.

An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year at the Cleveland Mayo Clinic, his wife, Laurie Anderson, told The Times of London after he had canceled five California April concert dates.

“I am a triumph of modern medicine,” Reed posted on his website on June 1, 2013, without directly acknowledging the transplant. “I look forward to being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future.”lou reed1

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