Velvet Underground

Government and school officials at a memorial luncheon for Lou Reed (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Freeport Pays Tribute To Native Lou Reed

Reed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who graduated Freeport High School in 1959, died Sunday morning of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was 71.



Lou Reed Dead At 71

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Reed fronted the highly influential band the Velvet Underground and experienced much success as a solo artist.