March 2: Lou Reed Birthday

lou-reed

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.
~Lou Reed

I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.
~Lou Reed

…he’s often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked, though, that he’s equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy, and rock & roll itself, as he is at depicting harrowing urban realities.
~Richie Unterberger

Patti Smith inducts Velvet Underground Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 – Complete Speech:

Sweet Jane (@ Letterman 1993):

Wikipedia:

Birth name Lewis Allan Reed
Born March 2, 1942 , Died October 27, 2013
Genres Rock, experimental rock, art rock, protopunk, noise music, drone music, psychedelic rock, folk rock, glam rock, blue-eyed soul, spoken word
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, photographer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ostrich guitar, bass, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, harmonica, drums, percussion
Years active 1964–2013
Labels Matador, MGM, RCA, Sire, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Associated acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Nico,David Bowie, The Killers, Mick Ronson, Gorillaz, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Metric
Website www.loureed.com

Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed (born March 2, 1942, died October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician, songwriter, photographer and music legend. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground’s principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.

The-Velvet-Underground

After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1971. He had a hit the following year with “Walk on the Wild Side”, although he subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate. Reed’s work as a solo artist frustrated critics wishing for a return of the Velvet Underground. In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, “No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive.”

lou reed

A Walk On The Wild Side (Live at Farm Aid 1985):

 Album of the day:

New York (1989)

lou reed newyork

Other March 02:

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield and dubbed The White Queen of Soul, was a British pop singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important white soul singer, and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time.

 

I’m a Man” is a song written and recorded by Bo Diddley in 1955. A moderately slow blues with a stop-time figure, it was inspired by an earlier blues song and became a #1 R&B chart hit. “I’m a Man” has been acknowledged by Rolling Stone magazine and has been recorded by a variety of artists, including The Yardbirds who had a #17 pop hit in the U.S. in 1965.

Released April 1955
Recorded March 2, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:59
Label Checker (Cat. no.)
Writer Ellas McDaniel aka Bo Diddley
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Bo Diddley

 

Alvin Youngblood Hart (born March 2, 1963, Oakland, California, United States) is a Grammy Award-winning American musician.

 

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.; March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder, occasional rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was named after him.

-Egil & Hallgeir

Leave a Reply