Lou Reed

Lou Reed

American rock musician
One of rock's most important singer/songwriters, the creator of a daring body of work who proved rock & roll could be art.
BornMarch 2, 1942
HometownNew York City, New York, United States of America
Net worth$15 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseBettye Kronstad , Laurie Anderson , Sylvia Morales
ParentsToby Reed , Sidney Joseph Reed


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  • It is 50 years since the release of The Who’s Quadrophenia, revered as one of rock’s greatest concept albums, a grandiose masterpiece following the existential crisis of a Mod having a very bad day in Brighton. Also celebrating its 50th anniversary is Lou Reed’s Berlin, a rock opera in which a sex worker in a destructive relationship with a drug addict has her children taken away by social services and dies by suicide. A contemporaneous review in Rolling Stone magazine labelled it “a disaster” a


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Despite her outspoken personality, Sinéad O’Connor said she was so in love with Lou Reed she could barely talk when they met.
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