Lou Reed passed away at age 71 at his home in Amagansett, NY on Oct. 27, 2013. In the days following the influential musician’s death, an outpouring of support for his music and accomplishments flooded the media. This afternoon, friends and family of Lou Reed gathered at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to host a quiet memorial, listening to his music.
No poems were read, no speeches were given, and there was no Velvet Underground cover band. This ceremony was for those who also had felt the loss of a profound artist and so they could reflect on his works among their fellow fans. In attendance was Reed’s late wife, Laurie Anderson, who was one of the people in charge of selecting which works would be played for the crowd. Between tracks solemn but instantaneous applause were offered. Participants cried, laughed, and enjoyed the music.
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