Tag Archives: Lou Reed

Andy Warhol transvestite Superstar Holly Woodlawn, acclaimed for her performance in 'Trash', photographed in 1970. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

8/12/15 – Holly Woodlawn – October 26 – 1946 – December 6 – 2015 – Vanessa Paradis and Dave Stewart – Walk On The Wild Side – 1990

Holly Woodlawn, transgender Warhol superstar and the inspiration for one of the characters from Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side, has died in Los Angeles aged 69. Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl was born in Puerto Rico in 1946 and grew up in Miami. The line: “Holly came from Miami, F-L-A, hitchhiked her way across […]

Dick Wagner Seventies Pic

4/8/14 – Dick Wagner – 14th December 1942 – 30th July – 2014

Dick Wagner was what you might call a ‘proper’ lead guitarist – flashy, technical, articulate but also melodic with a rich tone. The first time I noticed him was when he duelled with Steve Hunter (another guitarist in the same vein) on Lou Reed’s landmark live album Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal 1974. Harmony licks into […]

Lou Reed & Laurie Andersen in the park

Laurie Andersen’s Farewell To Lou Reed In Rolling Stone Magazine.

Laurie Andersen has written a farewell to her husband Lou Reed in Rolling Stone magazine. A wonderful moving tribute to the man from the woman that loved him – the woman that was with him when he died. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106?page=2 Thanks to whtsqr for forwarding the link.