Happy birthday to Lou, happy birthday to Lou...
Today marks the day that Lou Reed is old enough to collect Social Security; I'm willing to bet there are an awful lot of people who didn't think he would last this long. In tribute to his having done so, let's look at a couple takes on one of his signature songs, "Sweet Jane."
First we have the Man Himself performing it in Paris in 1974, when he was rockin' the blond hair and sequins.
And now perhaps the most famous of many covers of it, the Cowboy Junkies' take. I think it's kind of funny how Margo Timmins is doing everything she can not to look at the camera.