Lou Reed - A Life In Pictures

Lou Reed, who has died aged 71, was a lifelong musical innovator and the driving force behind the Velvet Underground, one of the world's most influential bands. He began writing songs around 1963 while at New York's Syracuse College, after learning to play the guitar from listening to and obsessing over rhythm and blues, doo wop and jazz records on his radio in the mid-1950s.

  • Photo: Getty
  • Added: Oct 28, 2013

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