Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 25/02/2019, 12:04 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A demo by Lou Reed of his famous song I’m Waiting For The Man has been discovered. The track, about buying drugs from a dealer on a New York street corner, was released with The Velvet Underground in 1967. Reed’s demo was recorded two years earlier, with an unknown male voice harmonising, and before the singer had found his distinctive, gravelly tone. Archivists had “goosebumps” listening to the demo, which was unearthed, untouched for decades, on a reel-to-reel tape in what was once Reed’s study. The US singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose hits included Walk On The Wild Side and Perfect Day, died aged 71 in 2013. He first found fame with The Velvet Underground before launching a solo career and becoming one of the most influential names in rock and roll. His widow and an archivist were sorting the musician’s belongings to donate his archive to the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts when they found the sealed object. Judith Kampfner, who has produced a BBC Radio 4 show about Reed’s life and music, featuring a one-minute, eight-second “fragment”… Read full this story
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