Lou Reed's personal archive has been acquired by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The announcement was made today, on what would have been his 75th birthday, by Laurie Anderson. The massive archive reportedly contains over 600 hours of audio and video including demos, studio recordings and live recordings; poetry, photographs, and Reed's personal record collection are also part of the collection. The archive is expected to be ready for viewing in 2018. Read the full report on the archive here.
The Velvet Underground's supremely influential album The Velvet Underground & Nico celebrates its 50th anniversary next week.
Published March 2nd, 2017