Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)
"was an American rock musician and songwriter. After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground,
his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s,
but the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become
one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era – hence Brian Eno's famous quote that
while the Velvet Underground's debut album only sold 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."..."
Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock - Article + Videos - 28 October 2013
"Lewis Allan Reed, better known as Lou, was a singer and guitarist famous for his deadpan voice and distinctive lyrics."
David Bowie leads tributes to 'master' Lou Reed - Article + Audio - 28 October 2013
Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground in pictures
Remembering Rock and Roll Legend Lou Reed - Audio + Transcript
Rock and Roll Heart - Lou Reed Documentary (American Masters)
"Rock and Roll Heart traces Lou Reed's career from the formation of the Velvet Underground to rock icon to his more recent artistic endeavors..."
Lou Reed's music 'lasts test of time' - 27 October 2013
"Influential US singer-songwriter Lou Reed has died at the age of 71.
The solo artist and former Velvet Underground frontman, whose best-known hits included Perfect Day and Walk On The Wild Side,
was considered one of the most influential in rock music.
The BBC's entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson assesses Lou Reeds musical legacy."
A Walk On The Wild Side
"Holly came from Miami, Florida
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A..."
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
"Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else