Lou Reed’s profile picture

Lou Reed

Lou Reed’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $5 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Southampton, New York, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 March 1942
Sigh: Aries
Died On: October 27, 2013
Education: Freeport High School,Syracuse University

Lou Reed was bornon 2 March 1942 in Southampton, New York, United States, American, is Musician. Lou Reed is a famous rock musician and is the lead singer and co-creator of the band, ‘Velvet Underground’. He is credited for creating some of the most inspirational songs during the punk-rock age and is also known for enriching the lexis of the electric guitar and is credited with coining the term, ‘Ostrich Guitar’. His band, faced tremendous commercial failure in its initial days, but it soon earned a long-standing reputation as one of the most influential rock bands in history. In the band’s heydays, Reed gathered a considerable cult following, owing to his theatrical antics and the ability to multitask as a vocalist and guitarist while on stage. As the principal songsmith of the band, the lyrics of most of the songs are primarily based on his personal experiences pertaining to personal tragedies, psychedelic moments, drugs and sex. After his break up from the group, his solo career failed to receive the commercial success that he had hoped to have, despite releasing 16 albums including ‘Transformer’, ‘Sally Can’t Dance’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal’ and ‘Berlin’ and a couple of hit singles like ‘Walk on the Wild Side’. Scroll further to learn more about this interesting personality.


In 2013, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland


In 2012, he lent his vocals for ‘The Wanderlust’ in the album ‘Synthetica’


In 2009, he became a member of the Jazz Foundation of America and the following year, he lent his vocals for a ‘Gorillaz’ album, ‘Plastic Beach’


He was then romantically linked with artist, Laurie Anderson, whom he married on April 12, 2008


In 2007, he recorded a duet with Brandon Flowers, ‘Tranquilize’ for the album, ‘Sawdust’


He also made a brief appearance in the movie adaption of ‘Prozac Nation’ in 2001


He released his sixteenth solo album, ‘Magic and Loss’ in 1992, which was dedicated to a close friend who died from cancer


In 1987, he joined hands with John Cale once again for a concept album, ‘Songs for Drella’ in remembrance of his late friend, Andy Warhol


In 1985 and 1986, he performed for a Farm Aid Concert in Illinois and also joined the ‘A Conspiracy of Hope Tour’ by Amnesty International


In 1980, his marriage with Sylvia Morales inspired a plethora of songs in many of his albums such as ‘Think it Over’ and ‘Heavenly Arms’


He released ‘Metal Machine Music’ in 1975, which was criticized for being just ‘noise’, with unusually structured compositions and lack of rhythm


The success followed with the release of two more albums through 1974 titled, ‘Sally Can’t Dance’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal’, both of which were popular in their own right


‘Berlin’, released in 1973 is another one of his major successes and was ranked 344 in the Rolling Stone’s list of ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’


‘Transformer’ is Reed’s second solo album, released in November 1972


In August 1970, Reed himself quit the band and went back to Long Island to live with his parents


‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ is the debut album recorded by Lou Reed and his group on March 12, 1967


Thus, the group began increasing in number with the addition of Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison and they named their group, ‘The Velvet Underground’, in 1964


He joined Syracuse University in 1960, where he studied creative writing, film direction and journalism

(4.4/162 votes)
Related Person
Tre Cool’s profile picture
Tre Cool
Net Worth is $45 Million
Neil Peart’s profile picture
Neil Peart
Net Worth is $42 Million
Carlos Santana’s profile picture
Carlos Santana
Net Worth is $40 Million
Adrian Smith’s profile picture
Adrian Smith
Net Worth is $40 Million
Lenny Kravitz’s profile picture
Lenny Kravitz
Net Worth is $40 Million
Geddy Lee’s profile picture
Geddy Lee
Net Worth is $40 Million