Velvet Underground Bandmates and Friends Pay Tribute in BBC’s ‘Lou Reed Remembered’
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Almost two months after his death, finally, some programming about Lou Reed…
In the new BBC Four documentary, Lou Reed Remembered, a collection of contemporaries will congregate to pay tribute to the late Velvets frontman. The hour-long program airs December 15 (9pm UK/4pm EST), and features contributions from former bandmates Mo Tucker and Doug Yule, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry, and Boy George.
The noticeable no-show, though, is John Cale.
According to a report in Spin:
The BBC says the documentary brings together Reed’s friends, fellow musicians, critics, and those inspired by his example, both musically and as a notorious contrarian. They’ll talk about how Reed “helped to shape a generation,” how he helped create “a truly alternative, independent rock scene,” and how he gave New York “its most provocative and potent soundtrack.”