I saw Lou Reed (b. March 2, 1942) in concert once. During the show someone in the audience yelled out a song request. “Sweet Jane!”, he yelled. Lou Reed heard the request and responded in the most Lou Reed of ways, using his Lou Reed voice and intonation to say “Gee, that’s original. How long did it take you to think of that?” I said to the person with whom I attended the show “Yell out ‘Walk on the Wild Side.’ It’ll be funny.” He declined. Chicken! Lou Reed did play “Walk on the Wild Side” later in the show. He did not perform “Sweet Jane.”
Today’s playlist consists of thirty highlights from Lou Reed’s career.
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