Lou Reed Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Lou Reed

Birthday :

March 2, 1942

Died On :

October 27, 2013

Also Known For :

Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

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Lou Reed was born on March 2, 1942. He was an American Musician. He died on October 27, 2013.

Early Life

Lou Reed was born on March 2, 1942, in New York. He was born to Toby and Sidney Joseph Reed. In 1960, he enrolled in Syracuse University to pursue creative writing, film direction, and journalism. He later graduated. Lou Reed then went to New York City. He began working as Pickwick Record’s songwriter. In 1964, he produced his first single song ‘The Ostrich.’ He then composed and performed the song alongside John Cale ‘Velvet Underground’ mate.



In 1964, Lou Reed alongside John Cale and other members came up with ‘The Velvet Underground’ a group they formed. He later wrote the hit ‘Heroin’ which the group performed. In 1970, he dropped out of the band for Long Island where his parents were. He later worked in his father’s tax accounting firm. He later released ‘Lou Reed’ his solo album. In 1972, Lou Reed managed to release his solo ‘Transformer’ which had constituents of his hit singles that included ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ and ‘Perfect Day.’ In 1973, he promoted ‘Tots’ a band he hired by taking them through the world for performances. He later the same year had mischievous success after his solo ‘Berlin’ album.

In 1974, Lou Reed released other albums that included ‘Sally Can’t Dance’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.’ In 1975, he released his hit ‘Metal Machine Music’ which was not to the taste of people. He later released ‘Coney Island Baby’ which in turn covered the gaps left after the previous release. Lou Reed after that released other hits such as ‘Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed,’ ‘Street Hassle’ and ‘The Bells.’ In 1980, due to his marriage, he released ‘Think it Over’ and ‘Heavenly Arms’.

In 1985 Lou Reed started making performances in Illinois’ Farm Aid Concert. He later joined Amnesty International’s ‘A Conspiracy of Hope Tour’. In 1987, he alongside John Cale joined hands and released ‘Songs of Drella’ as a debut to Andy Warhol, his late friend. In 1992, Lou Reed released his sixteenth solo album titled ‘Magic and Loss’ which in turn was a debut to his late friend. In 2001, he appeared in ‘Prozac Nation’ a movie adaptation.

In 2007, Lou Reed alongside Brandon Flowers joined and recorded ‘Tranquilize’ which had to top up his album the ‘Sawdust.’ In 2009, he engaged himself in being a member of the America’s Jazz Foundation. In 2010, he sang and released ‘Gorillaz’ album and ‘Plastic Beach’. In 2012, he sang ‘The Wanderlust’ in ‘Synthetica’ album.


Personal Life

In 1980, Lou Reed tied a lifetime knot with Sylvia Morales. In 1994, they unfortunately divorced. In 2008, he married Laurie Anderson with whom their children numbers are unexposed. He died on October 27, 2013, of liver disease. He died at the age of Seventy-one.

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