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Lou Reed

musician

Lou Reed, musician. Decorated chevalier Commander Arts and Letters (France); recipient Best New Poet award Council on Small Literature Magazines, 1977, Heroes award New York chapter National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1997; inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of Velvet Underground, 1996; designated American Master, Public Broadcasting Service Documentary Series, 1998.

Background

REED, Lou was born on March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Sidney Joseph Reed and Toby (Futterman) Reed.

Education

Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1964.

Career

Lou Reed 1972, Rock 'N' Roll Animal 1972, Berlin 1973, Sally Can’t Dance 1974, Metal Machine Music 1975, Lou Reed Live 1975, Coney Island Baby 1976, Walk on the Wild Side 1977, Street Hassle 1978, Live, Take No Prisoners 1978, Vicious 1979, The Bells 1979, Growing Up in Public 1980, Rock ’n’ Roll Diarv 1967-1980, Blue Mask, Legendary Hearts 1983, New York 1989, Songs for Drella (with John Cale) 1990; several albums with Velvet Underground. Songwriter Pickwick Records, New York City, 1965. Recording artist Verve, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Atlantic, Arista, Radio Corporation of America, Sire Warner Brothers, Reprise, Record Cos, since 1965.

Works

Membership

Member Musician's Union Local 802, Screen Actors Guild.

Connections

Married Sylvia Morales in 1980.

father:
Sidney Joseph Reed

mother:
Toby (Futterman) Reed

spouse:
Sylvia Morales