Another icon passes on. Since 1964, when he and John Cale co-founded The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed has been a major influence on art and culture and countless bands and musicians. Brian Eno famously said that while the first Velvet Underground album may have sold only 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."
For a good overview of Lou Reed's life and influence, click HERE.
And check out his music again. It has stood the test of time, just as he did. So here's to another survivor. Rest in peace, Lou Reed.