Here Is Patti Smith’s Tribute to Lou Reed

Photo of Lou REED; with Patti Smith (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

"Before I slept, I searched for the significance of the date — October 27th — and found it to be the birthday of both Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Lou had chosen the perfect day to set sail — the day of poets, on Sunday morning, the world behind him." —Patti Smith remember her late friend Lou Reed in this week's New Yorker.