The story goes that the late Lou Reed was in Groningen in November 2008 for one of Laurie Anderson’s (one of his wife’s) concerts. He was invited to visit the Martini tower to have a look at its carillon. The city’s bell ringer Auke de Boer gave Lou and Laurie a tour and let them play the carillon. Lou was very interested in this historical instrument and later gave his permission to use Perfect Day for a special event on the carillon. The tribute was played on Saturday 2 November 2013 exactly 5 years and one day after Lou and Laurie visited Groningen.
The bells kick in at 0:27.
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On 10 October, musician, rock singer and photographer Lou Reed will open his photo exhibition entitled “Lou Reed’s New York” in Amsterdam at gallery Serieuze Zaken Studioos. The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 October through 15 November.
Why were all the photos from New York in this exhibition? “I think Leonard Cohen had a line, `I would travel anywhere in the pursuit of beauty’. And this is the beauty of New York. I just wanted to take pictures of that, with no other motive than that.”
Galerie Serieuze Zaken, Bilderdijkstraat 66 in Amsterdam. Opening hours: Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm and the first Sunday of the month from noon to 5 pm.
(Link: Persberichten.nl, photo: loureed.nl)
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