It’s 17 September 1987 and something unique happens in the club called
Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana. The local band Ragin’ Texans are playing.
Nothing special so far until the 100 people present see and hear American
rock hero John Mellencamp fronting the band. And if that wasn’t enough
the late great icon Lou Reed joins him at one point to play his classics ‘Walk
On The Wild Side’, ‘Sweet Jane’, ‘Rock & Roll’ and ‘I Love You, Suzanne.’
It happened a couple of days before Farm Aid III in Lincoln, Nebraska.
It was Mellencamp who organised this warm-up gig. Besides Lou Reed
also John Prine hit the stage at the end of the show.
The quality of the footage isn’t perfect at all but it’s that sort of gig of which
everybody says afterward they have been there that makes it special to see.
Watch it here. Lou Reed shows up around 17 minutes into the video…