December 10, 2013 9:08

Former Velvet Underground members contribute to Lou Reed documentary

'Lou Reed Remembered' will be broadcast on BBC Four this Sunday (December 15)

Former Velvet Underground members contribute to Lou Reed documentary

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BBC Four will screen a documentary about Lou Reed this Sunday, paying tribute to the late singer.

Lou Reed Remembered will air at 9pm on BBC Four this Sunday (December 15) and will include contributions from Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates Moe Tucker and Doug Yule plus Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore as well as Boy George and Debbie Harry.

Berlin guitarist Steve Hunter, novelist Paul Auster and photographer Mick Rock will also speak about Reed while Trash actress Holly Woodlawn, referenced in the opening lyric of The Velvet Underground's 'Walk on the Wild Side', will also appear.

A BBC statement about the documentary reads: "With the help of friends, fellow musicians, critics and those who have been inspired not only by his music but also by his famously contrary approach to almost everything, the documentary looks at how Reed not only helped to shape a generation but also helped to create a truly alternative, independent rock scene, while also providing New York with its most provocative and potent soundtrack."

Lou Reed died from liver failure on October 27, following a transplant operation in May. His death leaves John Cale and drummer Moe Tucker as the only surviving members of The Velvet Underground.

In November it was revealed that Reed left his estate to his wife and sister. The singer left his Manhattan penthouse, his home in East Hampton, New York and the majority of his estate to his wife, musician Laurie Anderson. The couple married in 2008 and had no children. Anderson paid tribute to her husband, saying "he died while looking at the trees".

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