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Definition of Lou Reed from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Lou Reed

 
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(1942-2013) a US pop singer who played the guitar and wrote songs, many of which had serious or disturbing themes. He began in 1967 with the Velvet Underground pop group before following a career on his own. His successful albums included Transformer (1972), New York (1989), Songs for Drella (1990) and The Raven (2003).