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Lou Reed

voc, g, 1942-2013 US, Brooklyn
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Lewis Allen Reed

Lou Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA - died October 27, 2013, Southampton, New York, USA) was an American rock musician, songwriter and photographer. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and his subsequent solo career spanned five decades. He began dating Laurie Anderson in 1992 and they married in 2008.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Backing Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Alternative
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Walk On the Wild Side on Transformer by Lou Reed
Perfect Day on Transformer by Lou Reed
Satellite of Love on Transformer by Lou Reed
Vicious on Transformer by Lou Reed
Coney Island Baby on Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed
Dirty Blvd. on New York by Lou Reed
Charley's Girl on Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed
This Magic Moment on Lost Highway by Various Artists
New Sensations on New Sensations by Lou Reed
Nobody but You on Songs For Drella by Lou Reed & John Cale

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Rock 'N' RollLou Reed2018Album
Do Angels Need Haircuts?Lou Reed2018Single
UltrasonicLou Reed2018Album
The Broadcast Collection 1976-1992Lou Reed2017Album
Best of American Poet Live 1972Lou Reed, The Tots2017Album
The Bottom Line Archive: Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson In Their Own Words With Vin ScelsaLou Reed & Kris Kristofferson2017Album
Live In Seattle 1976 (The Tandberg Master)Lou Reed2017Album
Cleveland Music HallLou Reed2017Album
The Velvet Underground Reunion 15 6 90Lou Reed & John Cale, The Velvet Underground, Půlnoc2017Compil.
Waltzing Matilda (Love Has Gone Away)Lou Reed2016Album
Alice Tully HallLou Reed2016Album
Transforming Berlin 1973Lou Reed2016Album
The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection Vol. 1Lou Reed2016Album
A Life In MusicLou Reed2016Compil.
The RCA & Arista Album CollectionLou Reed2016Album
New York In LALou Reed2015Album
The Sire Years: The Complete Albums BoxLou Reed2015Compil.
Live In Cleveland 1984Lou Reed2015Album
I Never Said It Was NiceLou Reed2015Album
Dealing On The BoulevardLou Reed2015Album
Transmission Impossible (Legendary Broadcasts From The 1970s)Lou Reed2015Album
Old Waldorf TheatreLou Reed2015Album
Satisfy Your Soul (The Boston Broadcast 1977)Lou Reed2015Album
Hassled In April - Live In Chicago 1978Lou Reed2014Album
Un'ora Con...Lou Reed2013Compil.
Original Album SeriesLou Reed2013Album
MilestonesLou Reed2013Compil.
In Concert Barcelona 10.12.84Lou Reed2012Album
Going (Demo 2004)Junkie XL Feat Lou Reed2012Single
Paris 1972Lou Reed With Nico And John Cale2012Album
On StageLou Reed2012Album
The ViewLou Reed & Metallica2011Single
Live Performances 1972 & 1974Lou Reed2011Album
Original Album ClassicsLou Reed2011Album
La Edad De OroLou Reed2011Album
LuluLou Reed & Metallica2011Album
Classic Album: Transformer - Live At Montreux 2000 - Collector's EditionLou Reed2010Album
Songs For Drella OuttakesLou Reed & John Cale2010Album
Ride Paris RideLou Reed2009Album
Perfect Day: The Best Of Lou ReedLou Reed2009Compil.
Lou ReedLou Reed2009Album
Live 1969/1972Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground2009Compil.
Original Album ClassicsLou Reed2009Album
Recorded Live New York Studio 1972Lou Reed2009Album
Greatest HitsLou Reed2009Compil.
The Best Of Lou ReedLou Reed2009Compil.
Playlist: The Very Best Of Lou ReedLou Reed2008Compil.
Berlin: Live At St. Ann's WarehouseLou Reed2008Album
Original Album ClassicsLou Reed2008Album
Coney Island Baby/BerlinLou Reed2008Album
Ghost StoriesLou Reed2008Album
Live In HamburgLou Reed2008Album
Through The Years (New York 1983 - Spain 2004)Lou Reed2008Album
The Creation Of The UniverseLou Reed 's Metal Machine Trio2008Album
The Stone: Issue ThreeLou Reed, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn2008Album
PassengersStephen Emmer, Lou Reed2007Single
Metal Machine MusicZeitkratzer And Lou Reed2007Album
Hudson River Wind MeditationsLou Reed2007Album
TranquilizeThe Killers Feat. Lou Reed2007Single
Barcelona 1984Lou Reed2007Album
Discover Lou ReedLou Reed2007Compil.
Lou Reed's Berlin - A Film By Julian SchnabelLou Reed2007Album
Sally Can't DanceLou Reed2006Album
Lou Reed / TransformerLou Reed2006Compil.
Live!Lou Reed2006Album
CollectionsLou Reed2006Compil.
Live At Montreux 2000Lou Reed2005Album
Spanish Fly - Live In SpainLou Reed2005Album
Spanish Fly - Live In SpainLou Reed2005Album
Satellite Of Love 2004 / Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed2004Single
Greatest Hits: NYC ManLou Reed2004Compil.
Animal SerenadeLou Reed2004Album
Wild ChildLou Reed2004Compil.
The RavenLou Reed2003Album
Sunday MorningVanessa St. James & Lou Reed2003Album
NYC ManLou Reed2003Compil.
Walk On The Wild Side - Exclusive 7 Aurelius RemixLou Reed2003Single
The RavenLou Reed2003Album
MP3 CollectionThe Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, John Cale2003Compil.
Who Am I (Tripitena's Song)Lou Reed2002Single
LegendaryLou Reed2002Compil.
The Raven (Halloween Mix)Lou Reed2002Single
Snippets From The RavenLou Reed2002Album
Caught Between The Twisted StarsLou Reed2001Album
TransformerLou Reed2001Album
Berlin / Transformer / Rock N Roll AnimalLou Reed2001Album
Pepsi Island Baby - A Concert In BudapestLou Reed2001Album
EcstasyLou Reed2000Album
Euro EcstasyLou Reed2000Album
All Tomorrow's Dance PartiesLou Reed2000Single
Future Farmers Of AmericaLou Reed2000Single
The Wild SideLou Reed2000Compil.
Modern DanceLou Reed2000Single
EcstasyLou Reed2000Single
Paranoia Key Of ELou Reed2000Single
Méér Dan Het Beste Van Lou Reed (1972 - 1986)Lou Reed2000Compil.
El Lado Salvaje - Los Grandes Exitos 1972-1986 (Sampler)Lou Reed1999Compil.
El Lado Salvaje - Los Grandes Exitos 1972-1986Lou Reed1999Compil.
The Very Best OfLou Reed1999Compil.
The Definitive CollectionLou Reed1999Compil.
Perfect DayLou Reed1998Single
Litany Of Failures (A Day In The Garden Festival)Lou Reed1998Album
Perfect Night Live In LondonLou Reed1998Album
The Phantom Of Rock (Alice Tully Hall, NYC 1973)Lou Reed1998Album
Rock And Roll HeartLou Reed1998Single
Leave Me AloneLou Reed1997Album
Hidden Thoughts & ExpressionLou Reed1997Album
The MastersLou Reed1997Compil.
Perfect DayLou Reed1997Compil.
King Biscuit Flower HourLou Reed1997Compil.
Banging On My DrumsLou Reed1997Album
The Quiet Side Of Magic - Live In HamburgLou Reed1996Album
The 1972 InterviewLou Reed1996Album
NYC ManLou Reed1996Single
AdventurerLou Reed1996Single
Hooky WookyLou Reed1996Single
Set The Twilight ReelingLou Reed1996Album
Sex With Your ParentsLou Reed1996Single
Phantom AnimalLou Reed1996Album
Hang On To Your EmotionsLou Reed1996Single
OrpheumLou Reed1996Album
Paris ManLou Reed1996Album
Different Times - Lou Reed In The 70sLou Reed1996Compil.
Walk On The Wild Side / Satellite Of LoveLou Reed1996Single
Street Hassle / The BellsLou Reed1995Album
Transformer / BerlinLou Reed1995Compil.
The EssentialLou Reed1995Compil.
The Best Of Lou Reed & The Velvet UndergroundLou Reed & The Velvet Underground1995Compil.
MistrialLou Reed1994Album
A True Rock 'N RollerLou Reed1994Compil.
Live USALou Reed1994Album
Steppenwolf & Lou ReedSteppenwolf & Lou Reed1993Compil.
The Very Best Of Lou ReedLou Reed1993Compil.
Best - Wild ChildLou Reed1993Compil.
Tarbelly And FeatherfootLou Reed1993Single
Why Can't I Be Good / Faraway, So Close! / ChaosLou Reed / Nick Cave / Herbert Grönemeyer1993Single
Power And GloryLou Reed1993Album
Beauty And RustLou Reed1993Album
A RetrospectiveLou Reed1993Compil.
No Drums 92Lou Reed / Marc Ribot / Greg Cohen1992Album
Sword Of DamoclesLou Reed1992Single
What's GoodLou Reed1992Single
Between Thought And Expression - The Lou Reed AnthologyLou Reed1992Compil.
Magic And Loss - Live In ConcertLou Reed1992Album
New York City BluesLou Reed1992Album
Magic And LossLou Reed1992Album
Between Thought And Expression - The Lou Reed AnthologyLou Reed1992Compil.
Off The Record Specials With Mary TurnerLou Reed1992Album
Doin' The Things..... That We Want ToLou Reed1992Album
ViciousLou Reed1992Single
Master ClassLou Reed1992Album
Power And GloryLou Reed1992Single
The StartLou Reed1992Album
Small Club In N.Y.C.Lou Reed1992Album
New York StoriesLou Reed1992Album
Tears In Heaven / What's GoodEric Clapton - Lou Reed1991Album
Live At The RitzLou Reed1991Album
Lou ReedLou Reed1990Compil.
On Trial...As Recorded By His LawyerLou Reed1990Album
Songs For DrellaLou Reed / John Cale1990Album
Songs for 'Drella: A Tribute to Andy Warhol (A Work in Progress)Lou Reed & John Cale1990Album
Walk On The Wild Side & Other HitsLou Reed1990Compil.
The New York AlbumLou Reed1990Album
Nobody But You / Style It TakesLou Reed / John Cale1990Single
Dirty Blvd. (New York - St. James Theater - 23.3.1989)Lou Reed1990Album
There Is No TimeLou Reed1989Album
RetroLou Reed1989Compil.
Despite All The AmputationsLou Reed And The Tots1989Album
New YorkLou Reed1989Album
Dirty Blvd.Lou Reed1989Single
Sweet Lou (Walking On L.A.'s Wild Side 12/1/76)Lou Reed1989Album
Leave Lou Reed AloneLou Reed1989Album
Romeo Had JulietteLou Reed1989Single
Walk On The Wild Side / Satellite Of LoveLou Reed1989Compil.
No New YorkLou Reed1989Album
Busload Of FaithLou Reed1989Single
A Rock & Roll LifeLou Reed1989Compil.
Pop ClassicsLou Reed1988Compil.
Coney Island Baby Live In JerseyLou Reed1987Album
The King Biscuit Flower Hour Show #644 1/25/87Iggy Pop / Lou Reed1987Single
MistrialLou Reed1986Album
Video ViolenceLou Reed1986Album
The King Biscuit Flower HourLou Reed1986Single
No Money DownLou Reed1986Single
The Original Wrapper / Video ViolenceLou Reed1986Album
City Lights (Classic Performances By Lou Reed)Lou Reed1986Compil.
Mistrial / TinderboxLou Reed / Siouxsie & The Banshees1986Album
Soul ManSam Moore & Lou Reed1986Single
September SongLou Reed1985Single
My Love Is Chemical / People Have Got To MoveLou Reed / Jenny Burton1985Single
Hot HipsLou Reed1985Single
Live SensationsLou Reed1985Album
Metal Machine Sound (Live)Lou Reed1985Album
The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Air Date: November 18, 1984Lou Reed / Bruce Cockburn1984Single
Older Then YesterdayLou Reed1984Album
The Shepherd Of BrooklynLou Reed1984Album
High In The CityLou Reed1984Single
My Red JoystickLou Reed1984Single
New SensationsLou Reed1984Album
Live In ItalyLou Reed1984Album
My Red Joy StickLou Reed1984Single
Live In ItalyLou Reed1984Album
I Love You, SuzanneLou Reed1984Single
The Thirty-Nine StepsLou Reed1984Album
Please Come Back, Lou! (Live In Berlin '79)Lou Reed1983Album
Legendary HeartsLou Reed1983Album
Martial LawLou Reed1983Single
Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1983Single
A Night With Lou ReedLou Reed1983Album
Rocking Rolling / Legendary HeartsScialpi / Lou Reed1983Single
Sally Can't Dance / I Can't Stand ItLou Reed1983Compil.
The Inside TrackPete Townshend / Lou Reed / Mick Jones1982Single
UntitledLou Reed1982Album
Underneath The BottleLou Reed1982Single
A Rare 1972 Interview With 'The Man'Lou Reed1982Album
The Lou Reed Interview. (A Radio Interview Album In Which Lou Discusses Track By Track The Songs On His RCA Release "The Blue Mask")Lou Reed1982Album
Grandes Exitos De Lou ReedLou Reed1982Compil.
The Blue MaskLou Reed1982Album
The Blue Mask / Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1982Album
Wild ChildLou Reed1982Compil.
I Can't Stand ItLou Reed1982Compil.
They Called Him "Freier"Lou Reed1982Album
WomenLou Reed1982Single
RCA Special Radio Series Vol. XVIILou Reed1982Album
Don't Talk To Me About Work / Legendary HeartsLou Reed1982Single
I'm Waiting For The ManLou Reed & The Velvet Underground1981Single
Public Preview Of "Growing Up In Public"Lou Reed1980Album
Rock And Roll Diary 1967-1980Lou Reed1980Compil.
Take Off Your MaskLou Reed / John Cale1980Album
Growing Up In PublicLou Reed1980Album
The Bells / Growing Up In PublicLou Reed1980Compil.
Rock GalaxyLou Reed1980Compil.
New York Superstar Vol. 2Lou Reed1980Compil.
The Power Of Positive DrinkingLou Reed1980Single
Nowhere At AllLou Reed1980Single
The BellsLou Reed1979Album
Disco MysticLou Reed1979Album
Takeoff - I Can't Stand ItLou Reed1979Compil.
City LightsLou Reed1979Single
Liquid AirLou Reed1979Album
ViciousLou Reed1978Compil.
Street HassleLou Reed1978Single
Miss You / Gimmie Some Good TimesThe Rolling Stones / Lou Reed1978Single
Street HassleLou Reed1978Album
Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1978Album
Lou Reed Live - Take No PrisonersLou Reed1978Album
New York SuperstarLou Reed1978Compil.
Grandes Exitos De ... Vol. IILou Reed1978Compil.
Street Hassle / I'm Waiting For The Man / Venus In FursLou Reed / The Velvet Underground1978Album
Walk On The Wild Side - The Best Of Lou ReedLou Reed1977Compil.
Chooser And The Chosen One/Banging On My DrumLou Reed1977Single
Rock And Roll HeartLou Reed1977Single
My Name Is LouLou Reed1977Album
Vicious / Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1977Single
I Believe In Love / Senselessly CruelLou Reed1976Single
Lou ReedLou Reed1976Single
Rock And Roll HeartLou Reed1976Album
Crazy FeelingLou Reed1976Single
Charley's GirlLou Reed1976Single
I Love YouLou Reed1975Single
Lou Reed LiveLou Reed1975Album
Metal Machine MusicLou Reed1975Album
Coney Island BabyLou Reed1975Album
Blondes Have More Fun!Lou Reed1975Album
Rock 'N' Roll AnimalLou Reed1975Album
Sally Can't DanceLou Reed1974Single
Ride Sally Ride / Animal LanguageLou Reed1974Single
Palace Theatre, Dayton 1974Lou Reed1974Album
Rock N Roll AnimalLou Reed1974Album
Sweet JaneLou Reed1974Single
Caroline SaysLou Reed1974Single
Sally Can't DanceLou Reed1974Album
The Best Of Lou Reed (ルー・リード・スーパー・デラックス)Lou Reed1974Compil.
That's The Story Of My LifeLou Reed And The Velvet Underground1973Compil.
Sweet Jane / Rock And RollThe Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed1973Single
Vicious / Satellite of loveLou Reed1973Single
Satellite Of Love / I'm So FreeLou Reed1973Single
I'm Waiting For The ManLou Reed & The Velvet Underground1973Single
Walk On The Wild Side / Drive - In SaturdayLou Reed / David Bowie1973Single
Hangin' 'RoundLou Reed1973Single
What's It All About?Lou Reed, David Bowie / Five Man Electrical Band1973Single
Union Silver / ViciousMiddle Of The Road / Lou Reed1973Single
I'm Waiting For The ManLou Reed & The Velvet Underground1973Single
Vicious / Goodnight LadiesLou Reed1973Single
BerlinLou Reed1973Album
How Do You Think It Feels / Lady DayLou Reed1973Single
Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1973Album
Satellite Of LoveLou Reed1972Single
Walk On The Wild SideLou Reed1972Single
TransformerLou Reed1972Album
Walk And Talk ItLou Reed1972Single
Lou ReedLou Reed1972Album
I Can't Stand ItLou Reed1972Single
Vicious / Satellite Of LoveLou Reed1972Single
Satellite Of Love / Walk And Talk ItLou Reed1972Single
Lou Reed & The Velvet UndergroundLou Reed & The Velvet Underground1971Compil.
Startrack Vol. 9Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground1970Compil.
IndexLou Reed, Nico, The Velvet Underground1967Single
MP3 Collection. Part 1Lou ReedAlbum
The Best Of Early YearsLou Reed & The Velvet UndergroundCompil.
TransformingLou ReedAlbum
Garland Jeffreys / Lou ReedGarland Jeffreys / Lou ReedAlbum
MP3 Collection. Part 2Lou ReedAlbum
Walk On The Wild Side - His Best 15Lou ReedCompil.
Ziggy Stardust With Lou ReedDavid Bowie, Lou ReedAlbum
No HasslesLou ReedAlbum
Palace Theater, Providence RI, 25 April 1975Lou ReedAlbum
Basel, Festsaal Mustermesse, 7 April 1979 (Master)Lou ReedAlbum
Live In U.K. / Brixton Academy '84Lou ReedAlbum
Ultra Rare Iggy Pop And Lou Reed Videoclips By Lifeline VisionsIggy Pop, Lou ReedAlbum
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