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R.I.P. Lou Reed

Lou-Reed-Castle-1966playing now at the Great Gig in the Sky.

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today.

Read more: rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027

Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his 
revelatory example. "One chord is fine," he once said, alluding to his 
bare-bones guitar style. "Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and 
you're into jazz."

He was a great musician, guitarist, vocalist and poet.

Lou Reed once told an interviewer that he felt Neil Young had become a “great guitarist” during the “ZUMA” period, specifically citing “Danger Bird” as an example.
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