With sadness, we present some of the best performances from the five decade career of the late Lou Reed. Please feel free to add some of your own favorite Lou videos in the comments.

The video above is Lou playing with Velvet Underground. The arty camera-work is courtesy of Andy Warhol on the track "Heroin."


Now a solo artist, Lou performing "Berlin" in Paris in 1972. Nico looks on.

Performing "Take a Walk on The Wild Side" in the early 80's.

Here's Lou performing Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll."


Lou in 2000 performing a heartbreaking version of "Perfect Day."

And for fun, here's a great interview of Lou taking the piss out of the press.

Rest in peace, Dark Prince.