Lou Reed gets married to Laurie Anderson

Who would have thought that two of the most unorthodox icons in avant garde music, longtime live-in couple Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, would ever get married? People reports that the unconventional pair have tied the knot after decades of living together in a private ceremony.

Legendary musician Lou Reed has gotten hitched.

The Velvet Underground singer-guitarist, 66, and his longtime love, performance artist Laurie Anderson, 60, wed in a “small, non-denominational ceremony in Boulder, Colorado, April 12,” his manager tells Usmagazine.com.

Only two friends served as witnesses, as it was a “private and intimate ceremony,” the manager says.

The New York Post reported that they celebrated recently in the Big Apple with The Diving Bell and Butterfly director Julian Schnabel and his wife, Olatz, limbo king Mike Quashie and Law & Order’s Richard Belzer.

[From People]

Now, this is one celebrity wedding that I would have paid top dollar to see covered in the pages of OK! or People. I am fascinated by this couple and I have so many questions regarding this ceremony. What made them decide to do the deed after being together for so long? Were the guests treated to such wedding traditions as “The Chicken Dance?” Did the bride and groom have a cake fight? Who was the best man?

Header image from Sorokko.com by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Footer image from NY Social Diary.

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  1. geronimo says:

    Yep, that’s how the classy people do it. Great pics, particularly the b/w one.

  2. headache says:

    I am afraid to admit I haven’t the foggiest idea who either of them are and your write up didn’t help with that. LOL So it’s off to google I go.

    Congrats to the happy couple.

  3. geronimo says:

    Wonder was Iggy one of the witnesses? I like to think he was. 8)

  4. Bodhi says:

    Yay! this makes me so happy! Me too geronimo 8)

  5. xiaoecho says:

    This is fantastic, I didn’t even know they were together. It’s too bad that Laurie is unlikely to have children (never say never in this day and age) Can you imagine the music their spawn would make?
    ‘…Oh superman, take a walk on the wild side..’ LOL

    Headache..YouTube ‘Lou Reed , Take a walk on the wild side’…you’ll recognise the song immediatly

    They look good together

  6. mamalicious says:

    Headache : get some culture! LOL

    Best. Celeb. Wedding. Ever.
    unpredictable, intimate, no-one pushed them into it, presumably done for the right reasons, no publicity, (sadly this time) no whoring out the photos.
    All the best to this private and so treasured couple!

  7. headache says:

    Hey now, just because my culture is not the same as yours, does not mean I do not have any. lol

  8. mamalicious says:

    You’re right, Head. But probably some part of your culture was generated by Lou and Laurie. They’re your Gran and Grandad for Crissakes!!!
    Love ya

  9. headache says:

    Uhm probably not since my first thought when I saw this a couple days ago was isn’t he dead? Then I realized I was thinking about Lou Rawls.

  10. breederina says:

    Youngsters take notes, this is how it’s done. In every possible way shape and form.
    Blessings on the happy couple.

  11. Gena says:

    How wonderful. I love both of them. Too lovely! :)

  12. snappyfish says:

    Andy is surely smiling.

  13. xiaoecho says:

    snappyfish………who’s Andy?

  14. kate says:

    i love them! i wish they were my neighbors instead of the rednecks who live next door to me now….

  15. snappyfish says:

    Andy Warhol…the guy who discovered both Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground.

    He also gave Laurie her first NYC show.

  16. xiaoecho says:

    Oh OK……Didn’t make the velvet Underground connection

    Didn’t know that he was Lauries’ mentor either!

  17. ADD says:

    Or “The sun’s comin’ up… like a big bald head on the wild side.”

    Bet their kid would be a “wild child”…

  18. Ana says:

    I love Lou Reed, but he is a noted asshole. And Laurie is one of the nicest people in the music/art worlds.

    Wonder how their relationship plays out …

  19. Katia says:

    Ana – if you think the war in Iraq, racism, homophobia, handgun violence, police brutality, the Bush administration, censorship, are all positive things, then you would think Lou is an asshole. Think again.

  20. Redskin says:

    Who is Lou Reed? Nobody obviously. So he must be an asshole. And, no matter what his fans think, he still is.