RIP Lou Reed

Lou Reed, the singer and guitarist of 1960s rock band the Velvet Underground, has died.
He was 71.

Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice and deeply personal and explicit lyrics.

In a career that spanned more than five decades, Reed was a rock 'n' roll frontman, a glam rock god and an avante garde musician who defied categorization.

Lou Reed was born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York.

He moved to Manhattan in 1964 and began working as an in-house songwriter for Pickwick Records.

Following a minor hit with the single 'The Ostrich,' Reed formed The Velvet Underground, a band which didn't gain commercial success but which has a reputation as one of the most influential in the history of rock 'n' roll.
Oh man...that sucks...I mean if were born after 1980 you probably can't relate. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground earned their reputation the hard way. Underground! They didn't get air play. You had to have heard of them by word of mouth of been an album shop devotee. The topics of their song were to explicit and controversial for any airplay.