Lou Reed Biography (Wikipedia)
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 five decades.
The Velvet Underground was a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and went on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. Brian Eno famously stated that, while the Velvet Underground's debut album sold only 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band".
Reed began a solo career in 1972. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", but this level of mainstream commercial success was not repeated. Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice and poetic lyrics, and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning.
Rolling Stone magazine voted Reed's 1989 New York album the 19th best of the 1980s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included two albums by Reed as a solo artist: Transformer and Berlin.
- Lou Reed - Perfect Day (Later Archive 2003)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgslc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgslc.jpg2013-10-28T15:53:00.000ZLou Reed performs Perfect Day with Antony Hegarty on Later... with Jools Holland in 2003http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kgsm0
Lou Reed - Perfect Day (Later Archive 2003)
- Lou Reed - Sweet Jane (Later Archive 2000)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgrm4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgrm4.jpg2013-10-28T15:33:00.000ZLou Reed performs Sweet Jane on Later... with Jools Holland in 2000.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kgrmm
Lou Reed - Sweet Jane (Later Archive 2000)
- Lou Reed & Metallica - White Light/White Heat (Later Archive 2011)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgr5b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kgr5b.jpg2013-10-28T15:21:00.000ZLou Reed and Metallica perform White Light/White Heat on Later... with Jools Holland in 2011.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kgr6k
Lou Reed & Metallica - White Light/White Heat (Later Archive 2011)
- Lou Reed and photographer Mick Rock join Nemonehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g69wf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g69wf.jpg2013-09-05T14:49:00.000ZLou Reed and Mick Rock speak to Nemone about a limited edition book and record set.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01g69wj
Lou Reed and photographer Mick Rock join Nemone
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