1976 Lou Reed Tee Shirt Concert Winter at The Roxy Vintage TourGo Back
Lou Reed was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the rhythm/lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band The Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was not a commercial success during its existence, but became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music.
Reed broadcast live in early 1976 from L.A.’s legendary Roxy Theatre (Winter at the Roxy) by that city’s KMET FM Radio, this dynamic set captures the former Velvet Underground front-man, Lou Reed, working through an eight song selection of some of his finest work he had released up to that juncture. Featuring a sublime ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’ dating back to the first VU album, ‘Lisa Says’, a song written at a similar time and indeed demoed by the Velvets but not released until it’s inclusion on Lou’s first, eponymous solo LP in 1972, and two cuts apiece from October ’75’s ‘Coney Island Baby’ (‘Kicks’ and the title track) and his then yet to be released ‘Rock and Roll Heart’ (I Believe In Love and You Wear It So Well) – a record not issued until October ’76. He was never going to get out alive however without performing …‘Wild Side’, thus a 10 minute rendition of this classic tune provides the penultimate number of this energetic performance.
Presented is an original concert tour tee shirt from Lou Reed at the Roxy. The navy blue shirt is vintage and measures 18.5″ across the chest and the 24″ from top of collar seam to bottom. Vintage tagging is Super T-Shirts L. Nice artistic portrait design on the front and no design on back. There is some mild cracking on the front portrait that does not affect the integrity of the design.f
This lot is from the T-Shirt collection from the estate of Chuck Landis (aka Largo) veteran promoter, concert best known as co-founder of the Roxy West Hollywood rock club in the early 1970’s and in 1980. Many of the T-Shirts come from performances that were at the venue. They have been locked away for many until now.
The Rox bar was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon Heidi Fleiss in the 1980s. So you can only imagine what stories can tell?
A list of some of the musicians that performed at the Roxy Theatre West Hollywood: Neil Young, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Guns N’ Roses, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Warren Zevon, The Ramones, George Benson, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Comedians: Phil Hartman, Elayne Boosler, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), Tom Eyen ,
Lu Leonard, Adrienne Barbeau, Sally Kellerman