Death of Lou Reed

March 2, 1942 - October 27, 2013
New York, New York | Age 71

Iconic punk poet dead at 71
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DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The stare from across a desk was enough for me to question whether my first and only interview with Lou Reed had been a good idea.

He'd already curtly dismissed a publicist who had dreamed for years of meeting his musical hero. Now Reed seemed to be debating whether my admitted sin — I wasn't a native New Yorker — was worth overlooking to get some business done.

Yes, Reed, who died Sunday at age 71 of liver...

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