Lou Reed, leader of Velvet Underground and iconic punk poet, dead at 71

  • by: HILLEL ITALIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 27, 2013 - 3:00 PM

NEW YORK — Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock 'n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday at 71.

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