Lou Reed (1942–2013)

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He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental artists at the time. The German singer and actress ... See full bio »

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V for Vendetta Soundtrack
The Salton Sea Soundtrack
RocknRolla Soundtrack
Blade: Trinity Soundtrack


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 2012 Garland Jeffreys: The Contortionist (Video short)
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 2011 Lou Reed & Metallica: The View (Video short)
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 2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
Maltazard (voice)
 2010 Final Weapon (Short)
The Holder
 2009 Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard
Emperor Maltazard (voice)
 2007 The Killers Feat. Lou Reed: Tranquilize (Video short)
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 2005 Walk on the Wild Side (Short)
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 2001 Prozac Nation
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 2000 Lou Reed: Ecstacy (Video short)
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 2000 Lou Reed: Modern Dance (Video short)
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 2000 Lou Reed: Ecstasy (Video short)
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 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
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 1996 Lou Reed: Hooky Wooky (Video short)
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 1995 Blue in the Face
Man with Strange Glasses
 1993 Faraway, So Close!
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 1989 Lou Reed: Dirty Blvd (Video short)
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 1989 Lou Reed: Romeo Had Juliette (Video short)
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 1986 Sam Moore & Lou Reed: Soul Man (Video short)
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 1986 Lou Reed: No Money Down (Video short)
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 1986 Lou Reed: The Original Wrapper (Video short)
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 1984 Lou Reed: I Love You, Suzanne (Video short)
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 1984 Lou Reed: My Red Joystick (Video short)
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 1983 Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts (Video short)
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 1983 Get Crazy
 1983 Rock & Rule
Mok (singing) (voice)
 1982 Lou Reed: Don't Talk to Me About Work (Video short)
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 1982 Lou Reed: Women (Video short)
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 1980 One-Trick Pony
Steve Kunelian
 1966 The Velvet Underground: Sunday Morning (Video short)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)


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[on colleague John Cale] I only hope that one day John will be recognized as . . . the Beethoven or something of his day. He knows so much about music, he's such a great musician. He's completely mad--but that's because he's Welsh. See more »


He was with the group The Velvet Underground until 1970; returned when they reformed in the 1990s. See more »


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