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Lewis Allan Reed was a musician, singer and songwriter born on 2nd March 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, He was known for an extraordinary music career both as the guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter of the Velvet Underground band, but also his solo career which lasted for nearly five decades. Two of his albums entered the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. He passed away in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lou Reed was? According to sources it has been estimated that Reed’s overall net worth was $15 million, accumulated during a 55 year- long successful music career. Even after his death, his net worth continues to increase through his copyrights and publishing interests.

Lou Reed Net Worth $15 Million

Although born in Brooklyn, Lou spent most of his childhood in Long Island, New York City, where he grew up in a Jewish family. He started showing an interest in music from an early age, and played guitar in several bands during his high school years. Later, he enrolled at Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a degree in writing and film. He moved into New York City, where he began writing songs for Pickwick Records. When he scored a minor hit with his parody single “The Ostrich” in 1964, Pickwick hired a band to back Reed’s vocals, and that’s when he met his future band-mate John Cale. The two became good friends, roommates and collaborators, and eventually founded “The Velvet Underground”; the band gained the attention of artist Andy Warhol who introduced them to the New York art scene and claimed some ownership of the band. Their first album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico” is considered to be one of the most influential in rock history. However, due to disagreements among the members, the band fell apart by 1970 after releasing two more albums. Regardless, Lou’s net worth was well established.

After leaving the band, Reed shortly worked temporarily as an accountant for his father’s firm, before signing a solo recording contract with RCA Records. His first self-titled album contained versions of unreleased Velvet Underground songs, but did not achieve much success. Soon after, in 1972, Lou released his second album, “Transformer” which was co-produced by David Bowie and contained the hit singles “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day”, which are widely considered to be the best of his solo career. In 1990, there was a short-lived reunion of The Velvet Underground, which was interrupted by a quarrel between Cale and Reed. Lou continued performing and recording for several more years, releasing more than 16 albums over the years, all widely differing in styles, and including a period of so-called ‘glam rock’, and other experiments during the early 2000s, some popular but never quite with the consistency he was searching for.

Apart from being an extraordinary musician, Lou also compiled and published two books of photographs: “Emotions in Action” and “Lou Reed’s New York”.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Juno 2007 writer: "I'm Sticking with You" 1985
Big Love TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 performer - 2 episodes, 2007
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 "Pale Blue Eyes"
Control 2007 "What Goes On"
The Savages 2007 writer: "I'm Sticking With You"
Let's All Go to the Sea 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saved 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vida y milagros 2006 Video writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida"
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis 2006 Documentary writer: "Run Run Run"
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006 writer: "I'm Set Free"
The Science of Sleep 2006 writer: "If You Rescue Me"
Life on Mars TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 performer: "Rock & Roll" / writer: "Rock & Roll"
V for Vendetta 2005 writer: "I Found a Reason"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Sweet Jane"
Underclassman 2005 writer: "Can I Kick It"
Nearing Grace 2005 writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Last Days 2005 writer: "Venus in Furs"
Guess Who 2005 performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972 / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972
The Squid and the Whale 2005 performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Pretty Persuasion 2005 writer: "What Goes On"
Brick 2005 writer: "Sister Ray"
Walk on the Wild Side 2005 Short performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Blade: Trinity 2004 writer: "Fatal", "Venus in Furs"
Narco 2004 writer: "Femme Fatale"
Crossing Jordan TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saving Face 2004 writer: "I FOUND A REASON"
Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants 2004 writer: "I'm waiting for my man", "Sunday Morning"
Edgeplay 2004 Documentary writer: "Rock and Roll"
Trollywood 2004 Documentary performer: "Pale Blue Eyes" / writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Sunday Morning"
Nito 2003 Short writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida"
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
School of Rock 2003 "Ride Into The Sun"
Wonderland 2003 performer: "Satellite of Love" 1972 / writer: "Satellite of Love" 1972
Gaz Bar Blues 2003 writer: "Perfect Day"
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 performer: "America" / writer: "America"
16 Years of Alcohol 2003 writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary performer: "Look Down That Road", "See That My Grave is Kept Clean"
Early Doors 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Secret Lives of Dentists 2002 writer: "I Found a Reason"
Laurel Canyon 2002 writer: "Oscar Brown"
Habibti min elskede 2002 Short writer: "I Found A Reason"
S.P.U.N.G TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002
Tangled Web 2002 Short lyrics: "Temptation Inside Your Heart"
The Salton Sea 2002 performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 writer: "Stephanie Says"
Prozac Nation 2001 performer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day" / writer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Venus in Furs", "White Light/White Heat", "Heroin" - uncredited
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Before Night Falls 2000 performer: "Baton Rouge" / writer: "Baton Rouge"
Love, Money, Love 2000 writer: "Stephanie Says"
The Vertical Ray of the Sun 2000 performer: "Coney Island Baby" / writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Coney Island Baby"
High Fidelity 2000 writer: "Who Loves The Sun", "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
The Million Dollar Hotel 2000 writer: "Satellite of Love"
The '60s 1999 TV Movie writer: "Heroin", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Jidder 1998 Short performer: "This Magic Moment"
B. Monkey 1998 writer: "SWEET JANE"
Radiofreccia 1998 performer: "Vicious" / writer: "Vicious"
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: "Rock & Roll"
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - as L. Reed
Without Limits 1998 performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Fögi Is a Bastard 1998 writer: "I'm waiting for the man", "Heroin"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 performer: "Satellite of Love" / writer: "Satellite of Love"
Top of the Pops 1978-1998 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mad City 1997 writer: "Is Anybody Listening?"
True Love and Chaos 1997 writer: "Rock and Roll"
House of America 1997 writer: "I'm Waiting For the Man", "Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Lost Highway 1997 performer: "This Magic Moment"
The Cable Guy 1996 writer: "Satellite of Love", "Oh Sweet Nuthin'"
Law & Order 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trainspotting 1996 lyrics: "Perfect Day" / music: "Perfect Day" / performer: "Perfect Day"
Beautiful Girls 1996 writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Unplugged 1995 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Georgia 1995 "THERE SHE GOES AGAIN", "SALLY CAN'T DANCE", "I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR" / writer: "WALK ON THE WILD SIDE"
Nico Icon 1995 Documentary writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Venus in Furs"
Blue in the Face 1995 performer: "Egg Cream" / writer: "Egg Cream"
U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney 1994 Documentary writer: "Satellite Of Love" - uncredited
Natural Born Killers 1994 writer: "Sweet Jane"
The Diary of Evelyn Lau 1994 TV Movie performer: "HEROIN" / writer: "HEROIN"
The Cowboy Way 1994 writer: "Candy Says"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story 1993 TV Movie documentary performer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free"
The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered 1993 Documentary short performer: "The Day John Kennedy Died" / writer: "The Day John Kennedy Died"
Faraway, So Close! 1993 performer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good" / producer: "Why Can't I Be Good" / writer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good"
Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Prelude to a Kiss 1992 writer: "Sweet Jane"
Until the End of the World 1991 performer: "What's Good" / writer: "What's Good"
The Rapture 1991 writer: "I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Doors 1991 writer: "Heroin", "Venus In Furs"
DAAS Kapital 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Las edades de Lulú 1990 performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Tulilinja 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Silent Scream 1990 writer: "Oh Jim" - uncredited
Opportunity Knocks 1990 performer: "Walk On The Wide Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wide Side"
Flashback 1990 "Walk on the Wild Side"
Diese Drombuschs 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 writer: "Femme fatale"
True Believer 1989 performer: "Busload of Faith" / writer: "Busload of Faith"
Permanent Record 1988 performer: "Something Happened" / producer: "Something Happened" / writer: "Something Happened"
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited
Hot Child in the City 1987 performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
Soul Man 1986 performer: "Soul Man"
One Life to Live 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heroine 1985 Video writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"
White Nights 1985 performer: "My Love Is Chemical"
Fame TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Operation Julie 1985 TV Movie performer: "Oh Jim"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Perfect 1985 performer: "Hot Hips" / producer: "Hot Hips" / writer: "Hot Hips"
Protocol 1984 performer: "I Love You, Suzanne"
David Bowie: Serious Moonlight 1983 Video documentary writer: "White Light, White Heat"
Get Crazy 1983 performer: "My Baby Sister" / writer: "My Baby Sister"
Rock & Rule 1983 performer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph" / producer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph" / writer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph"
G 1983 writer: "Venus in Furs"
Nico: An Underground Experience 1982 Video short writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"
American Pop 1981 performer: "I'm Waiting for the Man" / writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode
Times Square 1980 performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Up the Academy 1980 performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Underground U.S.A. 1980 performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972 / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972
Nuotit hukassa 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 writer: "Rock n Roll"
The Runaways Live in Japan 1977 TV Movie writer: "Rock N Roll"
Dynamite Chicken 1971 writer: "White Light/ White Heat"
Initiation Rites writer: "Venus in Furs" - uncredited
Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez 2016 performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
The Shallows 2016 writer: "El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida Walk On The Wild Side"
Central Intelligence 2016 performer: "Can I Kick It?" / writer: "Can I Kick It?"
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Gimme Danger 2016 Documentary writer: "I'm Waiting For The Man"
Le confessioni 2016 writer: "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"
Ochéntame... otra vez TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016
MythBusters TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Acció política 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dispuesto a todo 2015 TV Movie performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
The Last Man on Earth TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Simpsons TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Master of None TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Don't Blink - Robert Frank 2015 Documentary writer: "EUROPEAN SON"
Gotham TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Fear the Walking Dead TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Heart of a Dog 2015 Documentary performer: "Turning Time Around" / writer: "Turning Time Around"
Regular Show: The Movie 2015 TV Movie writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
A Perfect Day 2015 performer: "There Is No Time" / writer: "Venus in Furs", "There Is No Time"
E Perfekte Tag 2015 Short writer: "Perfect Day"
Danny Says 2015 Documentary writer: "Little Sister", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie writer: "Perfect Day"
Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots 2015 Short writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary writer: "Here She Comes Now"
Via llibre 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
She's Beautiful When She's Angry 2014 Documentary writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
The Connection 2014 writer: "I'm Set Free"
Time Out of Mind 2014 writer: "Candy Says"
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Let's Be Cops 2014 performer: "This Magic Moment"
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snooker: Welsh Open TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Girls 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Time TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Heile Gänsje 2013 Short writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Misfits 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
CBGB 2013 performer: "Metal Machine Music Part II" / writer: "Metal Machine Music Part II", "Heroin", "I Can't Stand It", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Oh! Swet Nothin'"
Orange Is the New Black 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood Ties 2013/I writer: "Heroin"
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
My Mad Fat Diary 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gent de paraula TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
Flight 2012/I writer: "Sweet Jane"
The Lords of Salem 2012 writer: "Venus in Furs", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Killing Them Softly 2012 writer: "Heroin", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
Lawless 2012 writer: "White Light/White Heat"
Men in Black 3 2012 writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Revenge 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video "The Power of the Heart"
Rude Tube 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fringe 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date 2010 writer: "Sweet Jane"
The Bang Bang Club 2010 writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Daydream Nation 2010 performer: "Lady Day" / writer: "Lady Day"
Miral 2010 performer: "Carbon" / writer: "Carbon"
Worried About the Boy 2010 TV Movie writer: "Venus In Furs"
Beautiful Darling 2010 Documentary performer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love" / writer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love", "Candy Says", "Candy Says Country Jellyfish Live Version"
The Extra Man 2010 writer: "Sunday Morning"
Miranda 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes 2009 Documentary performer: "Goodnight Ladies" / writer: "Goodnight Ladies"
Zombieland 2009 writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
Suck 2009 writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
Bandslam 2009 writer: "Femme Fatale"
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Away We Go 2009 writer: "Oh! Sweet Nothin'"
Veronika Decides to Die 2009 writer: "After Hours"
L'Aquila 2009 - Cinque registi tra le macerie 2009 Video documentary short performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
A Perfect Day 2009 Video short performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
Stella 2009/II Short writer: "Stephanie Says" - uncredited
Life on Mars TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cold Case 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventureland 2009 performer: "Satellite of Love" / writer: "Here She Comes Now", "Pale Blue Eyes", "Satellite of Love"
Sputnik 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007-2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Blood 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
RocknRolla 2008 as Reed, "The Gun" / performer: "The Gun"
Saving Grace TV Series 1 episode, 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Le premier jour du reste de ta vie 2008 performer: "Perfect Day"
Palermo Shooting 2008 writer: "Some Kinda Love"
De par en par TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Medium 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008 performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008
August 2008 writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
The Wackness 2008 performer: "Can I Kick It?" / writer: "Can I Kick It?"
Bones 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Things We Lost in the Fire 2007 writer: "Sweet Jane"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Contortionist 2012 Video short Backup vocals
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes 2010 Maltazard (voice)
Final Weapon 2010 Short The Holder
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard 2009 Emperor Maltazard (voice)
New York Rock at the BBC 2007 TV Movie
Walk on the Wild Side 2005 Short Lou Reed
Prozac Nation 2001 Lou Reed
Lulu on the Bridge 1998 Not Lou Reed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996 TV Series Musical Guest
Blue in the Face 1995 Man with Strange Glasses
Get Crazy 1983 Auden
Rock & Rule 1983 Mok (singing) (voice)
One-Trick Pony 1980 Steve Kunelian

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Velvet Underground: After Hours 2015 Short
Equip d'Atenció a la Infància i l'Adolescència. Jo present i futur 2011 Video documentary short music by
Needles and Pins 2010 Short
Wash 2009 Short
Berlin 2007 Documentary
American Masters 1998 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Perfect Day 1997 Video short
Lou Reed: The New York Album 1991 Video
Songs for Drella 1990 Video
Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair 1988 Documentary
A Night with Lou Reed 1983
Le dernier jour 1982 Short
Mary for Mary 1966 Documentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
United States of Poetry 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary poem
Billy Idol: Heroin 1993 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mandy: A Documentary 2016 Documentary short stock music
Before Night Falls 2000 composer: additional music

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Shirley 2010 Documentary short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Shirley 2010 Documentary short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thinking XXX 2004 TV Movie documentary special guitar arrangements

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Minha única terra é na lua 2016 Short dedicatee post-production
Heart of a Dog 2015 Documentary dedicatee
Twenty Years of Boredom 2013 Short dedicated to the memory of
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews 2013 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The One Show 2013 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
On the Road 2012 thanks
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now 2012 Documentary special thanks
Little Joe 2009 Documentary thanks
The Black List: Volume One 2008 Documentary special thanks
Area X 2007 Short musical special thanks
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 special thanks
Control 2007 special thanks
Nanking 2007 special thanks
Uno más, uno menos 2002 Short thanks
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 special thanks
Before Night Falls 2000 special thanks
Georgia 1995 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just Say Yes: The Video, Volume 2 1991 Video Himself
Lou Reed: The New York Album 1991 Video Himself (Vocal and Guitar)
Songs for Drella 1990 Video Himself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Himself
Fondation Cartier 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Decade 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Kippevel 1989 TV Series Himself
Sunday Night 1989 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1989 TV Series Himself
Superman 50th Anniversary 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Permanent Record 1988 Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 Documentary Himself
Zomerrock 1987 TV Series Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Himself
La edad de oro 1985 TV Series Himself
A Night with Lou Reed 1983 Himself (Vocals and Guitar)
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections 1982 Documentary short Himself
Emerald City 1977 TV Series Himself
Jimi Hendrix 1973 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Walden 1969 Documentary
Exploding Plastic Inevitable 1967 Documentary short Himself
The Velvet Underground in Boston 1967 Short Himself
Screen Test #3 1966 Short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Test #4 1966 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Velvet Underground and Nico 1966 Documentary Himself
Moe Gets Tied Up 1966 Documentary Himself
Salvador Dalí 1966 Documentary short Himself (The Velvet Underground)
Screen Test: Lou Reed (Coke) 1966 Short Himself
Sunday Morning 1966 Short Himself
The Velvet Underground Eat Lunch 1966 Short Himself
The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards 1966 Documentary Himself
Screen Test #2 1965 Short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Test #1 1965 Short Himself (uncredited)
Venus in Furs 1965 Short Himself
Behind the Scenes: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Tribute 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Lou Reed Remembered 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
A.K.A. Doc Pomus 2012 Documentary
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Himself
Qwerty 2010 TV Series Himself
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Homeland: The Story of the Lark 2010 Video documentary
Red Shirley 2010 Documentary short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 2010 Documentary Narrator
MindFlux 2010 Documentary Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Premio Internazionale del Cinema Rodolfo Valentino. XXXII Edizione 2009 TV Movie Himself
In the Attic with Pete Townshend & Friends 2009 Video Himself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2008 TV Series Himself
L'hora del lector 2008 TV Series Himself
Shooting Palermo 2008 Documentary Himself
Palermo Shooting 2008 Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2008 TV Special Himself
Andy Warhol's Factory People 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
De wereld draait door 2007 TV Series Himself
Berlin 2007 Documentary Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music 2007 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer & Presenter
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
MTVU Woodie Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow 2005 Documentary Himself
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Night of Too Many Stars 2003 TV Movie Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2000-2003 TV Series Himself
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary Himself - Featured Performer
Def Poetry 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2003 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola 2002 TV Special documentary Guest Performer
Paris dernière 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1986-2001 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Milan Hlavsa a Plastic People of the Universe 2001 Documentary Himself
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Paskvil 2000 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Lou Reed: Ecstasy 2000 Video short Himself
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 2 2000 Video Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 1998 TV Series Himself
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series Himself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (in Save The Music segment) (uncredited)
American Masters 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
John Cale 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
Closure 1997 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
David Bowie: An Earthling at 50 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Live on Stage with Bowie
Perfect Day 1997 Video short Himself - vocalist
Lo + plus 1996 TV Series Himself
Dancing in the Street 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Smoke and Mirrors 1995 Video Game Himself - The Original Rock & Roll Animal
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
United States of Poetry 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who 1994 Documentary Himself
In a New Light '94 1994 TV Special Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Himself
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle 1993 Documentary Himself
Curious: The Velvet Underground in Europe 1993 Documentary Himself
Faraway, So Close! 1993 Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII 1993 Video Himself
Damned in the U.S.A. 1992 Documentary Himself
Coney Island Baby: Live in Jersey 1987 1992 Video Himself
Rockopop 1992 TV Series Himself
Just Say Yes 1991 Video Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before the Flood 2016 Documentary Himself
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present 2016 Documentary Himself
Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory, and Being a Warhol Superstar 2016 Short Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Singer
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Singer / Songwriter / Musician, Velvet Underground (In Memoriam)
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Entrée Libre 2013 TV Series Himself
The Genius of David Bowie 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Beautiful Darling 2010 Documentary Himself
Sputnik 2008 TV Series Himself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Himself
U2: Window in the Skies 2007 Video short Himself
Velvet Underground: Under Review 2006 Video documentary Himself
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-1977 2006 Video documentary Himself
B 360º 2006 TV Series Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Sex 'n' Pop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Jc-03 2003 Documentary short Himself
Wild Boys: The Story of Duran Duran 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1998 TV Series Himself
Nico Icon 1995 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Arena 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary Himself
Warhol's Cinema 1963-1968: Mirror for the Sixties 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998) · Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (video director/video producer)
· Karen Bernstein (video producer)
· Susan Lacy (video producer)
· Tamar Hacker (video producer)


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#Fact
1 When he was age 11 his family moved to Freeport, NY.
2 In early May 2013, Reed underwent liver transplant surgery.
3 Resides in New York City.
4 Winner of the 2005 Ivor Novello Special International Award.
5 In 1958 a 14 year-old Reed was part of a doo-wop band called The Shades and recorded a single, "So Blue" b/w "Leave Her For Me". Alan Freed played the single on his show; Reed commented later "I got royalties of 78 cents.".
6 Attended Syracuse University.
7 He was with the group The Velvet Underground until 1970; returned when they reformed in the 1990s.
8 Lived with Laurie Anderson beginning in 1995 prior to their marriage in 2008.
9 Produced the album Metal Machine Music in response to RCA Records' demands for a quick follow-up to his top-ten LP Sally Can't Dance. The hour-plus of electronic noise was almost buried as a classical release, but instead was promoted as a pop album. The resulting backlash nearly ruined the label and Reed's reputation; both later issued apologies, while the album remains a musical enigma.
10 His guitar in the early days of The Velvet Underground included a built-in electronic tremolo. Reed sometimes turned this up, and tuned all the strings to D; the resulting sound he called Ostrich guitar.
11 Spent some weeks in a mental hospital in his teens, at his parents' insistence; his treatment included electroshock therapy and medication. Reed reflected on the experience later in songs, "Kill Your Sons" being one of them.
12 "Sweet Jane," "Rock and Roll," "Femme Fatale," "Walk on the Wild Side," and "Satellite of Love" are among his best-known songs.

#Quote
1 I think everybody has a number of personalities, just in themselves. It's not just people having different personalities. I mean you wake up in the morning and say, 'Wonder which one of them is around today?' You find out which one and send him out. Fifteen minutes later someone else shows up. That's why if there's no one left to talk to you can listen to a couple of them talking in your head.
2 [April 1977, in "Melody Maker"] It's been a long time since I spoke to any journalists. They are a species of foul vermin. I wouldn't hire people like you to guard my sewer. Journalists are morons. Idiots. I don't perform to idiots. Journalists are ignorant and stupid.
3 I didn't get in it for the money, and I'm the same way now. I do it for me. Because I like doing it.
4 One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
5 The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?
6 People think that I work out but it's all t'ai chi.
7 If I don't do [t'ai chi] my body really hurts. It just starts aching and hurting. It's terrible. To me it's candy. It's my idea of fun. But it requires the tenacity of a lion. Otherwise it shows and you're in class and you're the one going in the wrong direction. But if you tag into it, it's beyond belief. It makes me feel great in every way. It gives you tons of energy. It makes you very strong, very balanced and very focused. It's good for everything.
8 [2007, on the release of his album "Hudson River Wind Meditations"] It's geared up to help to you to focus. I call it centering. I use the music all the time. I leave it on all day because living in the city it has an intriguing ability to absorb the outside sound and kind of weave that into itself somehow. So a car horn or a fire engine--all this background noise - just somehow filters into it in a nice way. I'm not sure that I know why, but I know that it does that.
9 Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. What I do is about as simple as you can get. You could just count the beads, one, two, three, with your eyes closed or open, whatever makes you happy. And no matter what happens, keep counting. I personally like it when I can feel that I'm actually moving the beads when I'm counting. And once you make it to a minute, see if you can do a minute-and-a-half. Eventually you can do it without the beads.
10 [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.
11 We had vast objections to the whole San Francisco scene. It's just tedious, a lie and untalented. They can't play and they certainly can't write . . . You know, people like Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead are just the most untalented bores that ever came up. Just look at them physically, I mean, can you take Grace Slick seriously? It's a joke! It's a joke! The kids are being hyped.
12 You can't beat two guitars, bass, and drums.

#Trademark
1 Sunglasses
2 Unabashed New Yorker's viewpoint
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