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25 Classic Photos Of Lou Reed You Have To See

From partying with Andy Warhol to performing on Saturday Night Live, a look back on the early life of one of rock music's greatest icons, who died Oct. 27.

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3. Velvet Underground perform at the Filmmakers Cinematheque in NYC on Feb. 8, 1966. In the forefront, model and actress Edie Sedgwick dances with poet Gerard Malanga.

18. Reed with the cast of Saturday Night Live during the episode's closing on Nov. 15, 1986, including Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Sam Kinison, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Miller, and Jan Hooks.

21. To celebrate Nelson Mandela's release from prison in April, 1990, Reed gathered with celebrities like Little Steven, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Winnie Mandela, Peter Gabriel, Mica Paris, and Denzel Washington for a London concert.