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Lou Reed: Lou Reed

Lou Reed, 1996 and 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Lou Reed

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With the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed created music that ranked him among the Beatles and Bob Dylan in terms of both importance and influence. Every alternative movement that arose from the late 60s until his death in 2013 – from punk to grunge and beyond – owed Reed an essential debt. In the course of a fearless solo career that lasted more than 40 years, Reed both solidified and enhanced the stature he had attained with the Velvet Underground... - See more at https://rockhall.com/inductees/lou-reed/

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