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Lou Reed performs in Sweden in 1977. The musician's widow, Laurie Anderson, is donating his personal archive of recordings, photos and business records to the New York Public Library. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lou Reed's Demos, Papers And Record Collection Soon To Be Public

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

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Prince & The Revolution's Purple Rain. Amazon.co.uk hide caption

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All Songs Rewind: The Best Opening Tracks

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Paste Magazine 100 Greatest Living Songwriters

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013

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"[Lou Reed] really saw the beauty of life, and wanted to be a person who could live in that beauty as often as possible," longtime publicist Bill Bentley says. Karl Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

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World Cafe Remembers Lou Reed

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Lou Reed onstage in London in 1975 playing a transparent, Plexiglass guitar. Reed died Sunday. He was 71. Denis O'Regan/Getty Images hide caption

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Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

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Lou Reed and 'The Raven'

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Lou Reed, from a live performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club in 2008. Joel Didriksen/kingpinphoto flickr hide caption

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Lou Reed in Concert

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