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Lou Reed

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Velvet UndergroundLou Reed is a musician, songwriter, author and photographer based in New York City. He is a co-host of New York Shuffle on Sirius XM, as well as the author of Pass Thru Fire: the Collected Lyrics and The Raven, and several books of his photography, including: Lou Reed’s New YorkRomanticismEmotion in Action and Rimes Rhymes. He is a recipient of the Chevalier Commander of Arts and Letters from the French government.


Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 - October 27, 2013) was an American rock artist originally from Brooklyn, New York, USA. Especially while a member of the The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Reed broke new ground for the rock genre in several important dimensions, introducing more mature and intellectual themes to what was then considered a largely simplistic genre of music. In 1964 Reed moved to New York City and began working as an in-house songwriter for Pickwick Records.


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