Category Archives: Lou Reed

August 24: Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

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Released August 24, 1993
Deluxe edition March 4th, 2014
Recorded October 16, 1992
Genre Rock
Length 148:24
Label Columbia
Producer Jeff Rosen and Don DeVito

The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration is a live double-album release in recognition of Bob Dylan’s 30 years as a recording artist. Recorded on October 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, it captures most of the concert, which featured many artists performing classic Dylan songs, before ending with three songs from Dylan himself.

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March 2: The late Lou Reed was born in 1942 – Here playing Bob Dylan’s Foot of Pride

The wonderful Lou Reed was born March 2nd in 1942. We miss him.

Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed (born March 2, 1942, died October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician, songwriter, photographer and music legend. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground’s principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.

Here he performs Bob Dylan’s Foot of Pride:

– Hallgeir

September 25: Classic concert – Lou Reed Capitol Theatre Passaic NJ 1984

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Lou Reed – Full Concert
Recorded Live: 9/25/1984 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

There have been a great bootleg in circulation from this show (but in wrong running order) and the guys at Music Vault have been so kind to give us some tremendous video footage (in the right running order as far as I can tell) from the show. A very fine concert indeed!

Lou Reed – Vocals, Guitar
Robert Quine – Guitar
Fernando Saunders – Bass, Vocals
Peter Wood – Keyboards
Lenny Ferarri – Drums

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March 2: Lou Reed Birthday

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One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.
~Lou Reed

I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.
~Lou Reed

…he’s often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked, though, that he’s equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy, and rock & roll itself, as he is at depicting harrowing urban realities.
~Richie Unterberger

Patti Smith inducts Velvet Underground Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996:

Sweet Jane (@ Letterman 1993):

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Three films to celebrate Lou Reed


We miss Lou Reed dearly and want to remind people of the great artist that he was. His legacy is great!

We have dug up two very good documentaries about The Man on YouTube, hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
…and we also found a fine concert.

The first, Rock’n Roll Heart is a bio of Reed and focuses on his life and musical legacy:

The second one, Classic Albums: Transformer is, of course, about his break through solo album, Transformer:

We’ve included a fine concert as a bonus treat. This video is an intimate visual record of Reed’s sold out performance at The Bottom Line in New York City in 1983. For Reed, whose career began in Greenwich Village when he founded The Velvet Underground, this was a homecoming concert.

– Hallgeir