Legendary musician, Lou Reed, passed away earlier today (Oct. 27) at the age of 71. Reed is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century thanks to his work in The Velvet Underground and as a solo artist. Reed’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, told the New York Times he believed Reed’s passing was related to a liver transplant the singer-songwriter underwent earlier this year. Wylie added, “He was as great an artist as it’s possible to be in my opinion.”
Reed had legendary collaborations with artists like Andy Warhol and David Bowie. Although I’ve been listening to Lou Reed’s work since my college days, I didn’t seriously get into his music until about a year ago and that was when I totally got just how revolutionary this guy was and why he’s such an iconic musician.
Hear some of my favorite tracks of his and read some of the reactions other artists had regarding this news below. Continue Reading