Tribute To Lou Reed on The Morning Mix
The legendary poet, singer and musician Lou Reed died Sunday at the age of 71. Lou Reed's contributions to the musical landscape are enormous starting from his time with The Velvet Underground, throughout his exceptional solo career and up until his death. He had not been in good heath recently, he had liver disease and had gone through a transplant earlier this year. He was being treated up until a few days ago when it was decided that doctors could no longer do anything for him. He died at his home in Amagansett, N.Y., on Long Island. Lou Reed is survived by his mother, his sister and his wife: composer and musician Laurie Anderson.
Matt Wrbican, chief archivist at The Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh shares his thoughts on Lou Reed, starting with his time in The Velvet Underground, when he first met Andy Warhol.