Lou Reed passed away this week, aged 71. The singer has left a legacy of songs and performances that led so many after him. His last post to social media on Sunday simply said “The Door” with a picture of himself and a written note saying “Papa Loves Baby”.
Tributes to the man and his music have come from all over the web in the past few days:
Lou Reed is the reason i do everything i do
— Julian Casablancas (@Casablancas_J) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.
— The Who (@TheWho) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. One of the greatest artists of our time.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed has died. That's terrible news. A huge part of my younger years revolved around him and his music. GN
— Gary Numan Official (@numanofficial) October 27, 2013
I still can't believe Lou Reed passed away. I'm sorry for his family's loss. greatful for his music and the influence he had on my music.
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) October 27, 2013
Deepest Gratitude Lou Reed. Peace. http://t.co/PRmDlX2hOK
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2013
My intro to Lou Reed/Velvet Underground was Janes Addiction cover of 'Rock n Roll'. He was a singular, unique talent. RIP Lou and thanks
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 27, 2013
My friend Lou Reed came to the end of his song. So very sad.But hey, Lou, you'll always take a walk on the wild side. Always a perfect day.
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) October 27, 2013
Up until his death, Reed looks like he was actively on Spotify with the following playlists:
And the last song on the activity stream:
Here are just some of Lou’s songs from The Velvet Underground and his solo career. As a collaborative playlist, feel free to add your own.