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Lou Reed’s Friends and Colleagues React to His Death

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Lou Reed in Madrid, Spain.

Lou Reed in Madrid, Spain.

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The death of Lou Reed on Sunday at the age of 71 touched off a widespread outpouring of grief among the rocker’s friends, colleagues and many fans. Reed’s massive influence on several generations of musicians and artists, from his days with the Velvet Underground to his most experimental solo material, is made strikingly clear by the public responses, which Rolling Stone has compiled.

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

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