A great lossto the arts and to our collective souls. Of course, he’s best known for “Rock and Roll,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Heroin,” and “Venus in Furs,” but his body of work is much broader and richer, such as the haunting “I’ll Be Your Mirror” and the album, “The Blue Mask.” He ran with poets and artists and took the pop form and remolded it in his own vision. A lot of musician/writers become popular and famous; a few, like Reed, do something deeper, richer, and more important.
Thank you, Mr. Reed, for everything. Here’s my favorite song of yours: