On this date in 1942, Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder (along with John Cale) of one of the most influential bands in rock and roll history, The Velvet Underground. Since 1970, Reed has crafted a prolific solo career, pushing the creative envelope and collaborating with countless artists, from Andy Warhol to David Bowie to Robert Wilson to Patti Smith to Laurie Anderson.
And he just may have written the perfect rock and roll song. Aptly titled, of course.