Lou Reed

Lou Reed
1942 - 2013

Lou Reed  American Musician


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....

Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship18 yrs, 9 mths
Average Relationship Length8 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships1
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
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Partner Comparison

Lou Reed71 PiscesMusician
Laurie Anderson68 GeminiMusician
Sylvia Morales-
Mick Ronson46 GeminiGuitarist
Betty (II)-
Nico49 LibraActress
David Bowie69 CapricornMusician


The Contortionist2012 Backup vocals Movie
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds2010 Maltazard Movie
Final Weapon2010 The Holder Short Film
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard2009 Emperor Maltazard Movie
New York Rock at the BBC2007 Movie
Walk on the Wild Side2005 Lou Reed Movie
The Soul of a Man2003 Featured Performer Movie
Prozac Nation2001 Lou Reed Movie
Lulu on the Bridge1998 Not Lou Reed Movie
Blue in the Face1995 Man with Strange Glasses Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992 Musical Guest TV Show
Get Crazy1983 Auden Movie
Rock & Rule1983 Mok (singing) Movie
One-Trick Pony1980 Steve Kunelian Movie
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little_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?

omarsclubFeb 16, 2011

tune take a walk on the wild side

HeroinHeartJan 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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