Watch: Private Memorial For Lou Reed; Video of Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson & Others

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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About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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