Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed Dead At 71, Rolling Stone Reports

Huffington Post

Legendary musician Lou Reed has died,Rolling Stone reported on Sunday. He was 71.

Reed is best known for his work as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, and his solo career. Reed had a profound impact on American culture, introducing avant garde rock and pop art to mainstream music. His work with Andy Warhol is noted as one of the most important collaborations in contemporary culture.

Though, the Velvet Underground saw limited commercial success in the 60s, its popularity grew tremendously in the subsequent decades.

In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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