Lou Reed: Rock legend – Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, died Sunday, October 27, at the age of 71.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Legendary rock 'n' roll photographer, Mick Rock, left, and Lou Reed attend the John Varvatos Presents Transformer By Lou Reed And Mick Rock on October 3 in New York City.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed poses at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum on April 29, 2010, in Palma de Mallorca, where an exhibition of Reed's pictures are displayed.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed takes a picture during the opening of his exhibition Lou Reed's New York in Serieuze Zaken Studioos, in Amsterdam on October 10, 2007.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed performs at Crossing Border Festival on September 12, 1997.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed poses in March 1990. He was a rock pioneer who went from record-label songwriter to a member of the Velvet Underground, an innovative and influential band.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Bono of U2, left, and Reed appear at the Amnesty International Concert in Denver, Colorado, on June 8, 1986.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed, Debbie Harry of Blondie, center, and Iggy Pop, second from right, attend a party for a book on Blondie in New York on May 4, 1982.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Andy Warhol, left, and Reed at a David Johansen show at the Bottom Line in New York City on July 20, 1978.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed, Mick Jagger, center, and David Bowie, right, share a joke at a party at Cafe Royal thrown by Bowie on July 3, 1973.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed performs live on stage in Amsterdam, in April 1977.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed performs in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 1973. In 1970, he left the Velvets for a long solo career, turning out classics like "Walk on the Wild Side."
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Reed, violist John Cale and German singer Nico perform in France in 1972. Reed, Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker played their first show as the Velvet Underground in 1965.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Andy Warhol, center, with the Velvet Underground, Nico, Paul Morrisey and Gerard Melanga in 1966.
Lou Reed: Rock legend – Rolling Stone ranks Velvet Underground's debut album, "The Velvet Underground and Nico" as the 13th greatest of all time.