10 March 2021
“On this day 50 years ago, Wednesday, March 10, 1971, Lou Reed gave his first poetry reading at the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church. This was Lou’s first public appearance since leaving the Velvet Underground and he made it known at the time that he might not go back to rock & roll at all. He focused on his writing for the year between leaving the Velvets and ultimately signing with RCA as a solo artist. Many of his poems from this period were published in the early 1970s. The cassette recording that Lou made during the reading is part of the Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.”
Full info on FB Lou Reed right here.
One of his poems was WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
Listen here to the authentic version, 50 years ago today…
LOU REED: Website