Five Words for Lou Reed

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Five Words for Lou Reed

Lou Reed is well-known for his 1973 hit “Walk on the Wild Side.”  He was an icon in the world of classic rock music.

Lou Reed is well-known for his 1973 hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” He was an icon in the world of classic rock music.

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Lou Reed is well-known for his 1973 hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” He was an icon in the world of classic rock music.

Source: MCTdirect

Source: MCTdirect

Lou Reed is well-known for his 1973 hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” He was an icon in the world of classic rock music.

Chanel Vargas, Reporter

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Rock n’ roll pioneer Lou Reed passed away Sunday at 71 due to liver disease, leaving behind a legacy in the world of music.  Co-founder and primary songwriter for The Velvet Underground, Reed was a successful solo artist whose work and collaborations — with artists ranging from David Bowie to Nirvana to The Killers — have inspired numerous musicians over the decades.  Such a prominent and inspiring musical influence will be greatly missed. Northwestern students respond to this tragedy:

“Still waiting for the man.” — Austin Busch

“Walked on the wild side.” — Eunsang Oh 

“Sad to hear the news.” — Annie Bruce

“We will miss you dearly.” — Tanner Maxwell

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