New York’s Lincoln Center hosted a tribute concert for Lou Reed on July 30.
The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed featured performances of Reed’s love songs by artists including Lenny Kaye, John Spencer, David Johansen, Lucinda Williams, Anohni, Mark Kozelek, Laurie Anderson and more.
Anderson programmed the event with Reed’s producer Hal Willner. The day also included lessons with Reed’s tai chi master, an installation of six of Reed’s guitars playing feedback drones and screenings of films relating to Reed.
The music was provided by a house band including Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, who were joined by guests. Watch some of the footage below.
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