Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground, with a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground achieved little commercial success during their existence, but they are now recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock, underground, experimental, and alternative 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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