portrait of this blog's author - by Stephen Blackman 2008

Friday, March 03, 2017

LOU'S BIRTHDAY! 2nd March 

Born on this day: March 2, 1942 - Singer, songwriter and musician Lou Reed (born Lewis Allan Reed in Brooklyn, NY). Happy Birthday to this visionary rock icon on what would have been his 75th Birthday.

From perhaps my favourite Lou Reed album the official video of Dirty Boulevard off 'New York' . . . . . . .

Just because  . . . . . . . . . .and you may need to TURN this one UP!!!

NY Public Library acquires complete archives of Lou Reed

NEW YORK — The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has acquired the complete archives of Lou Reed .

The library and Reed’s wife, musician Laurie Anderson, made the announcement Thursday, on what would have been his 75th birthday.

The Lou Reed Archive features paper and electronic records, photos, and about 3,600 audio and 1,300 video recordings.

Anderson says the archive couldn’t be in a better place: “in the heart of the city he loved the best.”

Reed, an aspiring poet, rose to prominence after Andy Warhol encountered his experimental rock band, The Velvet Underground. Warhol produced the band’s first studio album.

The library will host free displays and public programs over the next two weeks to celebrate and showcase Reed’s life and work, and his collection’s new home.

The Associated Press

Lou Reed - Laurie Anderson by Guido Harari
Annie Leibovitz, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Coney Island, New York, 1995

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