Lou Reed

Lou Reed
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by Lou Reed

Biography

Lewis Allen Rabinowitz, 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A member of several high-school bands, Reed made his recording debut with the Shades in 1957. Their ‘So Blue’ enjoyed brief notoriety when played by influential disc jockey Murray The K, but was lost in the multitude of independent singles released in this period. Having graduated from Syracuse University, Reed took a job as a contract songwriter with Pickwick Records, which specialized in cash-in,... Read more

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rock
classic rock
singer-songwriter
glam rock
proto-punk
seen live
70s
alternative
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