Lou Reed, a pioneer rock and roller, died at age 71 this past Sunday, probably, not confirmed at the time I'm writing this from complications of a liver transplant he received last May. For my money, his album "New York" is one of the finest rock records ever made. I can't tell you how many times I've listened to it.
You can listen to the whole album right here:
I'll post the New York Times obit when I get back from my trip. (I'm typing this on Sunday for posting on Tuesday while I'm gone.)