Lou Reed is an influential American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground. Reed began a long and eclectic solo career in 1971 scoring his first solo hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side". His subsequent musical career has spanned several decades and 20 album releases to date.
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