Lou Reed, fellow photographer, Leica enthusiast, consummate musician and lyricist. In my view the Velvet Underground were the most influential of all rock groups. Will be sadly missed.
Lou was a Contax guy too!
I've been a VU fan(atic) since I was six. Loved the rhythms & the otherworldly vibe. Deciphering the lyrics came a bit later! I can still remember figuring out "Heroin" on guitar, no more than a week or so after playing for the first time. Saw Lou & John Cale perform "Songs For Drella" in New York many years ago...what a thrill