Lou Reed: The King of New York

By Andrew Peloquin  |  September 27, 2023


Lou Reed: The King of New York

The name Lou Reed is well-known to music lovers around the world—not only as the principal songwriter, singer, and guitarist for The Velvet Underground, but also as one of the greatest influences to shape the world of alternative and underground rock.

In the pages of Lou Reed: The King of New York, you’ll read a fascinating, in-depth biography of the great man’s life, starting from his humble roots in New York’s Lower East Side through his days as an avant-garde artist, and finally to his landmark career that forever changed the rock and pop cultures in the United States and beyond.

Writer Will Hermes has gathered information from the Reed archive in the New York Public Library and added never-before-seen interviews and unheard recordings to give you the “definitive” look into the life and trials of a man who was committed to his art through even the most turbulent of times—and left his mark on the world because of it.


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