Thursday, March 2

Celebrating Lou Reed: 1942–2013


Photographed by Allen Ginsberg
"In honor of the recent acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive, and the 75th anniversary of Reed's birthday, the Library is featuring highlights from the collection in displays at two locations, plus hosting public programs that bring to life Reed's legacy. Lou Reed was a founding member of the legendary Velvet Underground, as well as a solo recording artist, playwright, poet, and photographer. He is recognized as one the finest songwriters in history and is considered among the most profound influences on modern rock music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and was the recipient of numerous other awards. Discover highlights from the Library's newly acquired Lou Reed Archive documenting Reed's more than 50-year career—including original song lyrics, photographs, and personal ephemera—at two locations from March 2–20. ..."
The New York Public Library (Video)
NY Times: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library
YouTube: Dirty Boulevard (Live, Sunday Night 1989), "Bus Load Of Faith", "NYC Man"

2010 August: Heroin, 2011 June: All Tomorrow's Parties - The Velvet Underground, 2011 June: The Velvet Underground, 2012 November: Songs for Drella - Lou Reed and John Cale, 2013 October: Lou Reed (1942 - 2013), 2014 June: The Bells (1979), 2014 August: New York (1989), 2015 June: Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ 9/25/1984, 2015 October: The Blue Mask (1982), 2016 March: New Sensations (1984), 2016 May: Coney Island Baby (1976).

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