Lou Reed

Lou Reed
1942 - 2013

Lou Reed  American Musician


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Lou Reed passed away on 27th Oct 2013 aged 71.


Lou Reed was previously married to Laurie Anderson (2008 - 2013), Sylvia Morales (1980 - 1994) and Betty (II) (1973 - 1979).

He was in a relationship with Nico (1966).

Lou Reed had encounters with Mick Ronson (1972) and David Bowie.


American Musician Lou Reed passed away on 27th Oct 2013 Southampton, NY aged 71. Born Lewis Allen Reed on 2nd March, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. and educated at Freeport High School, Freeport, NY, Lou Reed is most remembered for The Velvet Underground and other prolific rock in a career that spanned 1964–2013 and 1958–2013. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Lou Reed is a member of the following lists: Glam rock musicians, Lou Reed and LGBT songwriters.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 18 years, 9 months 13 years, 7 months 7 years
Dating1 - - -
Encounter2 44 years, 11 months 22 years, 5 months -
Total6 44 years, 11 months 14 years, 3 months 7 years


First Name Lou
Middle Name Allen
Last Name Reed
Full Name at Birth Lewis Allen Reed
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd March, 1942
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York.
Died 27th October, 2013
Place of Death Southampton, NY
Cause of Death Liver Failure
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Freeport High School, Freeport, NY
University BA, Syracuse University, NY (1964)
Occupation Text Musician, Actor, Composer
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame The Velvet Underground and other prolific rock
Music Genre (Text) Rock, experimental rock, art rock, protopunk, glam rock, avant-garde, garage rock, experimental, proto-punk
Music Genre Rock, Pop/Rock, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1964–2013, 1958–2013
Music Style Hard Rock, Proto-Punk, Punk/New Wave, Album Rock, New York Punk, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Glam Rock
Music Mood Theatrical, Confident, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Angst-Ridden, Druggy, Cerebral, Intimate, Gloomy, Passionate, Complex, Searching, Distraught, Cathartic, Cynical/Sarcastic, Wry, Ironic, Earnest, Sophisticated, Literate, Detached
Instrument Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, piano
Record Label Matador, MGM, RCA, Arista, Sire, Reprise, Warner Bros., Pickwick
Associated Acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Nico, David Bowie, Metal Machine Trio, Mick Ronson, Laurie Anderson, Metallica
Brand Endorsement (1980s) TV commercial: Honda Scooters, (2013) Print ad for Parrot Zik headphones
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/391/000024319/, www.loureed.org/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=119376486&page=gr
Father Sidney Joseph Reed
Mother Toby Futterman

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned several decades.

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Partner Comparison

Lou Reed71 PiscesMusician
Laurie Anderson69 GeminiMusician
Sylvia Morales-
Betty (II)-
Mick Ronson46 GeminiGuitarist
Nico49 LibraActress
David Bowie69 CapricornMusician


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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

little_queenieslittle_queeniesOct 27, 2013

RIP Lou, a legend of 20th century music...

Ano7NiemMay 12, 2013

Actually, Lou Reed dated much more than posted above. He used to date a man who dressed as a woman in the 70's called 'Rachel'.

Ano7NiemMay 12, 2013

Half homo? :D Yes, Lou Reed dated men and women.

madhatternineMar 31, 2011

was he half homo?

omarsclubomarsclubFeb 16, 2011

tune take a walk on the wild side

HeroinHeartHeroinHeartJan 5, 2011

he's cool

silvi9083Aug 16, 2009

They should really correct that.

T♥♥Sep 22, 2008

Lou Reed is a Pisces born March 2nd not and Aries.

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