It was on this day in 1967 that the first issue of Rolling Stone was published, The Writer’s Almanac recalled yesterday, and which I just happened to read today. I remember when the weekly looked like a newspaper, published on newsprint, with black and white photos and pages you could pull out, like from any daily newspaper. Those were the days it used to review new releases by artistes like Cheap Trick and Alice Cooper. What a long time ago that was.
Looking up the Rolling Stone website (I don’t see the printed magazine or listen to new musicians any more), I saw tributes to Lou Reed, who died last month.
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) November 9, 2013
Laurie Anderson's v moving Farewell to Lou Reed: 'For 21 years we tangled our minds and hearts together' http://t.co/sAM9fPt70y
— William Dalrymple (@DalrympleWill) November 9, 2013
I am a fan of the Beatles and the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan. Reed was too avant-garde for me. However, he was one of the great seminal musicians of the time. So here is some of his music.Continue Reading