The Velvet Underground basically single-handedly launched my interest in music, so this is really really difficult news to take. I had a nice little sob about it earlier, but you know, 71 is not a bad age to go-- especially if you had a lifestyle like Lou's. I just can't help but wonder whose gonna be next.
Just seen this on the news. My first thoughts were these lines
Candy came from out on the island
In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, "Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
He said, "Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
Truly sad news.
I remember being upset at how ill he looked on stage with Gorillaz, Glastonbury, 2011, but this was so unexpected.
I think anyone without a Velvet Underground album in their collection is missing out.
Rest well Lou.