Lou ReedBorn 2 March 1942. Died 27 October 2013
Lou Reed Biography (Wikipedia)
Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and also had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground achieved little commercial success during their existence, but are now regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music.
After leaving the band in 1970, Reed released twenty solo studio albums. His second solo album, Transformer (1972), produced by David Bowie and arranged by Mick Ronson, brought Reed mainstream recognition. After Transformer, the concept album Berlin reached No. 7 on the UK Albums Chart. Rock n Roll Animal (a live album released in 1974) sold strongly, and Sally Can't Dance (1974) peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, but for a period Reed's work did not translate into sales, leading him into drug addiction and alcoholism. Reed made a gradual return to prominence with New Sensations (1984), and his album New York (1989) is recognized as the height of his mid period.
- Lars Ulrich: What was Lou Reed like?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k0pf2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k0pf2.jpg2016-12-03T08:10:00.000ZLars Ulrich talks to Mary Anne about what it was like to work with Lou Reed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04k0pf3
Lars Ulrich: What was Lou Reed like?
- Jarvis Cocker tribute to Lou Reedhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kv6rn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kv6rn.jpg2013-11-04T10:41:00.000ZJarvis takes a personal look back over the career of Lou Reed, who passed away recently.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kv745
Jarvis Cocker tribute to Lou Reed
- 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01g69wj
Lou Reed and photographer Mick Rock join Nemone
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