Lou Reed, 'The Day John Kennedy Died'
In life, Lou Reed was known to have an obsession with death, a topic that came up frequently in his work. In this deep cut from 1982, he recalls his memory of the day Kennedy died. A student at Syracuse University at the time, the song describes being in an upstate bar watching football on television when an announcer broke in and announced the tragedy. Afterward, Reed continues, a stunned crowd gathered in the street outside the bar.