Lou Reed

Lou Reed
1942 - 2013
Lou Reed  American Musician

Lou Reed dating history


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

Lou Reed was in relationships with Nico (1966) and Billy Name.

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


American Musician Lou Reed was born Lewis Allen Reed on 2nd March, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA and passed away on 27th Oct 2013 Southampton, New York USA aged 71. He is most remembered for The Velvet Underground and other prolific rock. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Lou Reed is a member of the following lists: American rock singers, American singer-songwriters and Warner Records artists.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 18 years, 9 months 13 years, 7 months 7 years
Dating2 - - -
Encounter2 50 years, 8 months 25 years, 4 months -
Total7 50 years, 8 months 13 years 7 years


First Name Lou
Middle Name Allen
Last Name Reed
Full Name at Birth Lewis Allen Reed
Alternative Name Lewis Allan Reed, Lou Reed, Lou Allen Reed
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd March, 1942
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA
Died 27th October, 2013
Place of Death Southampton, New York USA
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, noise rock
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, Verve, Cotillion
Associated Acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Nico, David Bowie, Metal Machine Trio, Mick Ronson, Laurie Anderson, Metallica, John Zorn
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 Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was not a commercial success during its existence, but became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. Reed's distinctive deadpan voice, poetic and transgressive lyrics, and experimental guitar playing were trademarks throughout his long career.

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Partner Comparison

Lou Reed71 PiscesMusician
Laurie Anderson75 GeminiMusician
Sylvia Morales-
Betty (II)-
Mick Ronson46 GeminiGuitarist
Nico49 LibraActress
David Bowie69 CapricornSinger
Billy Name76 PiscesPhotographer


Lou Reed & Metallica: The View2011Lou ReedMusic Video
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds2010Maltazard (voice)Movie
Final Weapon2010The HolderShort Film
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard2009Emperor Maltazard (voice)Movie
The Killers Feat. Lou Reed: Tranquilize2007Lou ReedMusic Video
Walk on the Wild Side2005Lou ReedShort Film
Prozac Nation2001Lou ReedMovie
Lulu on the Bridge1998Not Lou ReedMovie
Blue in the Face1995Man with Strange GlassesMovie
Faraway, So Close!1993Lou ReedMovie
Lou Reed: No Money Down1986Lou Reed (voice)Music Video
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Lou ReedMusic Video
Get Crazy1983AudenMovie
Rock & Rule1983Mok (singing) (voice)Movie
One-Trick Pony1980Steve KunelianMovie
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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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