"Born Lewis Allan Reed at the Beth El hospital in Brooklyn in 1942, Mr Reed was brought up in an upper middle-class Jewish family in Freeport, New York."
Bless the Jewish Chronicle for always finding the family angle. Lou Reed, pride of his yeshiva and author of "Walk on the Wild Side" (for 40 years, until you find the promised land).
Incidentally, my favourite JC headline of all times may be "Amy Winehouse: the last shalom".
Incidentally 2, I just spent a few days visiting a very orthodox part of my extended family and heard a wonderful exclamation/expression of surprise or shock: "Shema Yisrael!" As in: "And I was like, Shema Yisrael! This is spicy!"
Well, I woke up this morning and, Shema Yisrael! Lou Reed had died. Thank you Lewis Allan for writing three songs I've listened to and loved for years, Wild Side, Sweet Jane and Perfect Day.