October 27, 2013

R.I.P Lou Reed

Lou Reed dead at 71.

Update by Howie: Lou Reed’s Stand for Israel and against Anti-Semitism.

Perhaps even more than other American-Jewish rock stars such as Billy Joel and Bob Dylan, Lou Reed was fiercely proud of being Jewish — and included lyrics on behalf of Israel and against anti-Semitism in some of his songs.

I mention Reed’s Jewishness because not a single obituary I have read of him in the mainstream press mentions it, when for Reed it was an important factor.

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