Lou Reed in PicturesS

Rock 'n' roll legend Lou Reed died today at age 71. Here's a photographic look back at his life as a performer.

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed's yearbook photo, via Twitter]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed plays to a submerged crowd at London's Crystal Palace in 1973, via Getty]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed, via Getty]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed plays Copenhagen in 1973, image via Getty]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed captured by rock photographer Mick Rock, from the book Transformer]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, at the Cafe Royale after Ziggy Stardust's last live performance, captured by rock photographer Mick Rock from the book Transformer]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed and Andy Warhol, captured by rock photographer Mick Rock from the book Transformer]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed is inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk, via AP]

Lou Reed in PicturesS

[Reed lights a cigarette in Amsterdam in 1976, via Getty]

[Top image: Reed and Sterling Morrison backstage at Cafe Bizarre, via Getty]