Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the rhythm/lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band The Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was not a commercial success during its existence, but became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music.
|Full name at birth||
Lewis Allen Reed
|Claim to fame||
The Velvet Underground and other prolific rock
|Date of birth||
2 March 1942
|Place of birth||
Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA
|Date of death||
27 October 2013
|Place of death||
Southampton, New York USA
|Cause of death||
Musician, Actor, Composer
5' 5" (165 cm)
Freeport High School, Freeport, NY
BA, Syracuse University, NY (1964)
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