Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock

Posted on 28/10/2013

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BBC News – Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock

Lewis Allan Reed, better known as Lou, was a singer and guitarist famous for his deadpan voice and distinctive lyrics.

In a career spanning many decades – both in the band The Velvet Underground and his subsequent solo career – he had a huge influence on the shape of rock music.

Born in Brooklyn in 1942, as a teenager he became a fan of early rock ‘n’ roll, playing the guitar in several high school bands.

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