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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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Clockwise from top: Belle And Sebastian, Grouper, Bo Ningen, The Velvet Underground Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Grouper, More

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Breaking Records To A Velvet Underground Beat

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'We Were Not User-Friendly At All': The Story Behind The Velvet Underground's Debut

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