Yesterday a private invitation-only memorial was held for Lou Reed at New York’s Apollo Theater.
Attending and speaking or performing were Lou Reed’s wife, Laurie Anderson, Velvet Underground founding member Moe Tucker, Patti Smith, Hal Wilner, Antony, John Zorn and others.
Paul Simon sang “Pale Blue Eyes,” Patti Smith and guitarist Lenny Kaye performed “Perfect Day,” Debbie Harry sang “White Light, White Heat” and Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons sang “Candy Says.”
Check out the clips below:
Lou Reed memorial 1 Patti Smith A PERFECT DAY with Lenny Kaye
lou reed memorial 2 Paul Simon Pale Blue Eyes
lou reed memorial 3 John Zorn tribute to Metal Machine
lou reed memorial 4 his tai chi teacher
lou reed memorial 5 Hal Wilner and surprise memories
Lou Reed memorial 6 Antony sings CANDY SAYS
lou reed memorial 7 spoken word memories
lou 8 Mo Tucker reads a letter from John Cale
lou reed memorial 9 The Persuasions
lou reed memorial 10 his doctor talks of his patient and his friend
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