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Lou Reed

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Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Oct 27, 2013 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Oct 27, 2013 (71)

About

Rock 'n' roll musician and singer who was the frontman of the band the Velvet Underground and who made his solo debut with the hit "Walk on the Wild Side."

Before Fame

He was given electric shock therapy to "treat" his bisexual tendencies. He was a songwriter for Pickwick Records in New York in the mid-1960s.

Trivia

He performed songs with the Velvet Underground and solo like "Heroin," "Sweet Jane," "Dirty Boulevard," and "European Son."

Family Life

He married Betty Reed in 1973, Sylvia Morales in 1980, and then Laurie Anderson on April 12, 2008. 

Associated With

He and John Cale were both members of The Velvet Underground.