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Lou Reed remembered with music at public memorial

Lou Reed remembered with music at public memorial

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Lou Reed's music is serving as his eulogy.  The rock legend was remembered with a public memorial at New York's Lincoln Center on Thursday. 

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But RollingStone.com says the area wasn't decorated with pictures or banners, and there was nothing to indicate that the event actually was a memorial.  Instead, the event delivered what was promised -- three hours of Lou Reed's music without any live performances or speeches.  The playlist featured many of Reed's best known songs, including The Velvet Underground classics "Heroin," "Femme Fatale," and "I'm Waiting for the Man," and solo tracks "Sweet Jane," "Dirty Blvd.," and "I Love You, Suzanne."  His signature hit, "Walk on the Wild Side," was also part of the mix. 

Rolling Stone describes the gathering as "an informal, respectful celebration," and the multi-generational crowd "cheered and applauded after each song."  The magazine makes no mention of celebrities in attendance, but says Reed's widow Laurie Anderson was seen at the event. 

Lou Reed died of liver disease on October 27th.  He was 71. 

 

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