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The Velvet Underground Accepts Induction

Maureen Tucker:    I know they have awards here somewhere.

Lou Reed:    This award is shared by three other people ... Sterling, Nico and Andy.

John Cale:    And it makes an astonishing point to all the young musicians in the world, that sales are not the be-all and end-all of rock and roll. And everyone should be encouraged ... inspiration and artistic freedom is the cornerstone of rock and roll. Thank you.

Lou Reed:    This is a song the three of us wrote for our friend Sterling Morrison and it’s called “Last Night I Said Good-Bye to My Friend”.