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Fans pay tribute to rocker Lou Reed at N.Y. memorial

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of fans gathered at a public memorial in New York on Thursday for rocker Lou Reed, the frontman of the 1960s band The Velvet Underground who died last month of liver disease at the age of 71. As music blared from speakers at the outdoor memorial on the terrace at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, fans danced, sat and listened to Reed's music and strolled through the crowd while his wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson, greeted friends and well-wishers.

Rocker Lou Reed leaves estate to wife, sister

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rocker Lou Reed, the frontman of the 1960s band The Velvet Underground who died last week, left his estate to his wife and his sister, according to a will filled in a New York court. The performer, whose solo songs include "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day," died of liver disease at the age of 71. He underwent a liver transplant in April.

Rocker Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dies at 71

By Jonathan Allen and Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lou Reed, the pioneering musician who fronted influential rock band The Velvet Underground in the 1960s and won mainstream acclaim with solo songs "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day", died on Sunday aged 71.

Lou Reed leaves dwindling band of rock icons

The death of Lou Reed, feted as a musical game changer and and the godfather of punk, leaves a dwindling band of musical icons from the 1960s still performing into their 70s. Tributes continued to pour in for the 71-year-old former Velvet Underground frontman who died at the weekend, many highlighting the breadth of his influence on generations of musicians. "He was a master," commented simply David Bowie, who himself recently released his first record in a decade at the age of 66, on his Facebook page after Reed's death Sunday.

Legendary musician Lou Reed dies at 71

Washington, Oct 28 (EFE).- American rock music legend Lou Reed, co-founder of The Velvet Underground, died over the weekend, his agent, Andrew Wylie, said. He was 71. The causes of Reed's death have not been revealed, though Wylie said they could be related to a liver transplant he had last May. The musician died in Long Island, New York, on Sunday. As leader of The Velvet Underground, which he created together with Welshman John Cale in 1964, Reed renewed the language of rock and roll with numbers known for an unusual mix of noise and melody.

Landmark records by Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who has died aged 71, was a rebellious, sometimes irritating, rock musician who refused to let the system swallow him up and left behind several albums that have become milestones. From blistering 1960s sounds -- years before the punk and grunge scenes -- to '70s tunes with explicit sexual lyrics, to ballads about life's struggles, Reed turned out some 30 albums and close to a dozen landmark songs. Here is a sample, from his early Velvet Underground days to solo works: 1967 - Velvet Underground with Nico
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