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article imageMusic stars pay tribute to Lou Reed in BBC film

By Gene Kosowan     Dec 11, 2013 in Entertainment
Blondie's Debbie Harry, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Boy George and other musical celebrities will honour rock legend Lou Reed in a forthcoming BBC film.
The one-hour tribute, Lou Reed Remembered airing Sunday at 9 p.m. local time on BBC Four, will also include contributions from Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule from Reed's groundbreaking band The Velvet Underground.
Reed, who died in October at the age of 71, is best known for such hits as "Sweet Jane" and "I'm Waiting For the Man," but dedicated fans credit his street-level songwriting savviness for helping to foster a countercultural music movement that continues to kick at the shins of mainstream pop.
"The documentary looks at how Reed not only helped to shape a generation but also helped to create a truly alternative, independent rock scene, while also providing New York with its most provocative and potent soundtrack," said the BBC in a release.
Additional contributors to the film, produced and directed by Chris Rodley, include writer Paul Auster and actor Holly Woodlawn, who was the source of inspiration for Reed's classic song "Walk On the Wild Side."
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