A public tribute to Lou Reed will take place in New York on Thursday (November 14).
New York: Lou Reed at Lincoln Center will take place between 1-4pm at the Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center in New York later this week. A post on Lou Reed’s Facebook page claims that the event is, “A gathering open to the public – no speeches. no live performances, just Lou’s voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”
Last week it was revealed that Reed left his estate to his wife and sister. The singer left his Manhattan penthouse, his home in East Hampton, New York and the majority of his estate to his wife, musician Laurie Anderson. The couple married in 2008 and had no children. Anderson recently paid tribute to her husband, saying “he died while looking at the trees.”
In addition to Anderson, Reed’s sister is said to have inherited about a quarter of his estate and a further $500,000 to look after their elderly mother. Meanwhile, licensing and copyrights for Reed’s music will be looked after by his business manager and accountant.
Lou Reed died on Sunday October 27 aged 71.
Many musicians have paid tribute to Reed, including David Bowie, John Cale and The Who.
Morrissey has also written a personal tribute to Reed.
You can hear Neil Young, Elvis Costello and Jim James cover a Lou Reed song here.
You can read a 2002 interview with Reed from the Uncut archives here.