On this day in 1973 Lou Reed was playing in Buffalo, New York. A fan scrambled up on stage shouted “Leather!” and bit Lou on the Bum.
OK, so it is not the most important ‘On This Day’ that I will ever write but I did miss Lou’s birthday (2nd March) and so will have to wait a year before I can do a big piece on him.
1973 was a year after Transformer and Berlin was not released until July ’73 so this would have been at a concert in support of Transformer. The backing band was The Tots who were;
VINNY LAPORTA, guitar
EDDIE REYNOLDS, guitar
BOBBY RESIGNO, bass
SCOTTIE CLARK, drums
Not sure what happened to the members of the band but here they are with Lou in 1973 (any info about them please let me know, I gather that Laporta was still playing up until 2007).
Lou Reed Live Olympia Theatre, Paris 1973, Walk On The Wild Side , Heroin and White Light, White heat. This is from the “Berlin” tour with the Wagner & Hunter band. Wonderful.