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Lou Reed Public Memorial Thursday in New York City

Open to the public, a memorial gathering for friends and fans to honor late rock icon Lou Reed is scheduled for today, November 14, from 1:00-4:00 PM EST, to be held at The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center.

“A gathering open to the public – no speeches. No live performances, just Lou’s voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.” This is the description appearing on Lou Reed’s Facebook page. Simple and understated, just the way Lou would have wanted it.

Reed passed away from liver failure on October 27 in his home in Long Island. He had undergone a liver transplant back in May, after which he proclaimed himself to be “bigger and stronger than ever.” However, complications ensued in the following months, and the physicians essentially ran out of options. Reed’s death was met with an outpouring of public tributes from family and friends in the entertainment industry, including Mick Jagger, Bono, Nikki Sixx, Steven Tyler, David Byrne, Billy Idol and his wife Laurie Anderson, among many others.

Reed’s last interview was made public earlier this week.

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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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