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Here Is Patti Smith’s Tribute to Lou Reed

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2000:  Photo of Lou REED; with Patti Smith  (Photo by 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.

Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns