A documentary paying tribute to the late, great Lou Reed will be aired on BBC4 this Sunday (December 15) at 9pm.
The BBC said about the documentary: “With the help of friends, fellow musicians, critics and those who have been inspired not only by his music but also by his famously contrary approach to almost everything, the documentary looks at how Reed not only helped to shape a generation but also helped to create a truly alternative, independent rock scene, while also providing New York with its most provocative and potent soundtrack.”
Among the contributors to ‘Lou Reed Remembered’ are The Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker and Doug Yule, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, photographer Mick Rock and the Transgender actress Holly Woodlawn who is one of the subjects of Reed’s classic song from 1972, ‘Walk On The Wild Side’.
Lou Reed died of liver failure on 27 October, five months after undergoing a liver transplant. John Cale and Moe Tucker are the only surviving members of The Velvet Underground, the influential New York band that were active in the late 60’s and early 70’s.