happy birthday lou reed!


Today, Lou would have had 75 candles on his birthday cake.
Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed was born March 2, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. We lost Lou on October 27, 2013.
A stellar songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and humanitarian, “Lou” Reed, formed the band “Velvet Underground” back in 1964. He went on to have a successful career with his albums and concert tours, along with collaborations with other musicians such as David Bowie, etc. And is a well respected musician and humanitarian.
His unique poetic lyrical style, alto voice, and “coolness” we fans know and love as “Lou”, helped pave the way for many future artist in the “glam/punk/alternative rock era.
One of my favorite Lou Reed albums is 1974’s “Rock and Roll Animal”, which featured 4 songs from his days with the Velvet Underground. As well as his “Transformer” album, another great one in my opinion and should be part of any slbum collection.
His songs such as “Walk On The Wild Side”, “Sweet Jane”, “Rock and Roll”, “Vicious”, Perfect Day and others, crossed over into mainstream music charts branching his music out of the stereotyped “punk/glam” category and everyone seemed to appreciate Lou and his music.
Happy Birthday Lou. Thank you for making “walking on the wild side” a little less scary and alot MORE COOL for all of us.
Rest easy our Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.

Lewis Allan Reed
March 2nd, 1942 - October 27th, 2013

“In the midst of all the make-believe madness, the mock depravity and the pseudo-sexual anarchists, Lou Reed is the real thing.”

Happy birthday to Lou Reed, who would have been 72 today! I first started listening to The Velvet Underground and Lou’s solo work shortly after Lou died and now I just can’t seem to stop. Thank you, Lou, for giving us some of the most extraordinary music of all time. We miss you dearly.

Happy 72nd Birthday, Lou Reed ; 2nd March 1942 ― ∞.

« Rock & roll is so great, people should start dying for it. You don’t understand. The music gave you back your beat so you could dream…The people just have to die for the music. People are dying for everything else, so why not for music? Die for it. Isn’t it pretty? Wouldn’t you die for something pretty? » ― Lou Reed.