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Lou Reed
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


: 02 March 1944


: Pisces


: 27 October 2013


: 69 years


  • Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter
When was Lou Reed born?02 March 1944
When did Lou Reed die? / Died27 October 2013
How many years did Lou Reed live? / Lived69 years
Zodiac sign:Pisces

Lou Reed facts

  • He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades
  • The Velvet Underground was a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and went on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era
  • Brian Eno famously stated that, while the Velvet Underground's debut album sold only 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band"
  • Reed began a solo career in 1972
  • He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", but this level of mainstream commercial success was not repeated
  • Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice and poetic lyrics, and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning
  • Rolling Stone magazine voted Reed's 1989 New York album the 19th best of the 1980s
  • In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included two albums by Reed as a solo artist: Transformer and Berlin

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