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Lou Reed Memorial: Magic and Loss

Lincoln Center crowd pays tribute to late New York songwriter

Jessica Lehrman

The Lou Reed memorial, held November 14th at the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, was billed as "a gathering open to the public – no speeches, no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends." 

Jessica Lehrman

Perfect Day

The cold spell broke for the crowd at Lincoln Center – nothing but blue skys while Lou Reed's voice echoed through the park.

Jessica Lehrman

The Sound

Speakers blast Lou Reed's greatest hits into the park filled with fans and family at the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace at Lincoln Center.

Jessica Lehrman


On the other side of the park, a man can still hear Reed's music as he sits alone for a while before returning to the event.