It has now been confirmed that Lou Reed died of liver disease. Here are two links to The Guardian and The Independent: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/28/lou-reed http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/lou-reed-obituary-singer-and-founder-of-the-velvet-underground-8909486.html
News just in that Lou Reed has died. More details as they come in but this just been posted by Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027 This link may need to be cut and pasted.
The passing of Kevin Ayers was particularly sad as we had his album, The Unfairground, the first in 15 years in 2007 and there was hope that he would do some live dates and even continue to make more albums. Ayers disappeared from public view after the death of his long time guitar player Ollie […]
John Martyn in 1973 http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jan/30/john-martyn-obituary
When Trevor Bolder died earlier this year I was transported back to my school days when at the age of 15 I played The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And the Spiders Of Mars literally dozens of times. Famous for his massive side burns as much as his powerful bass playing, it didn’t occur […]
Niels Bohr, Physicist, Philosopher (1885-1962) Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist and philosopher who famously saved 8,000 Jews from the Nazis by convincing the Swedish king, Gustav V to grant them asylum. “No, no, you’re not thinking, you’re just being logical”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr