Rock Great Lou Reed Remembered As Artist 'Who Rejected Rock Star BS'
October 28, 2013 at 4:27 AM (PT)
As we reported YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/27), influential singer/songwriter LOU REED has died. He was 71. The leader of the VELVET UNDERGROUND went solo in 1972. That same year, REED had his biggest commercial success with "WALK ON THE WILD SIDE."
CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Rock WAXQ(Q104.3)/NEW YORK afternoon personality KEN DASHOW played REED's mega-hit many times. DASHOW told ALL ACCESS that REED was "a musician who defined a sound and era, a cool NEW YORKER who rejected all rock star BS to remain hip -- by not trying to be."
REED was enshrined in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 1996 as a member of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, but not as a solo artist. He was also inducted into the LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME.