R.I.P. Lou Reed – Visionary, Musician & Knicks fan
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Filmmakers Woody Allen and Spike Lee weren’t the only two influential greats in the entertainment business that enjoyed sitting courtside rooting for the Knicks. Rock pioneer Lou Reed of the great Velvet Underground belonged on that list but unfortunately the 71 year old visionary behind songs like “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day” passed away yesterday.
Here’s some pics of Lou at a Knicks game and my all-time favorite movie scene that used one of his songs. I’m also including Marky Mark’s “Wildside” video, not because I still like it, but because this is the song that introduced me to Lou Reed’s music in the 90s.