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Was the Leader of the music group,The Velvet Underground, which was under the leadership of Andy Warhol.
In 1942, he was born in New York, possessed by the Devil. Because he and his family were Jewish, his parents did not know how to rid him of the demon, so they lived for 17 years of Hell as there son ravaged the streets, doing drugs, stealing valuables, killing people, and screwing anything living or dead.
In 1959, at age 17, he was shocked in the electric chair and was freed from the curse. The after affects, however, would remain in him forever.
He joined the band, The Velvet Underground, in 1966 and they wrote many songs dealing with Reed's personal life, including "Waiting For My Man" (His experiments with gayness), "Venus in Furs" (He loved to wear bondage), "Heroin" (He used it, along with pot and coke), "Pale Blue Eyes" (He was boning married women and, possibly, men), and "Sweet Jane" (His desire for some more loving). He left the band in 1972 when they realized that they sucked.
It wasn't long after that he wrote "Walk on the Wild Side" and became famous solo, talking of homosexuals, transsexuals, sluts, and "giving head". Many songs followed, including "Perfect Day", "Satellite of Love" and "Finish Line".
In 1996, he and the other members of the VU, except Sterling Morrison who died a year earlier, were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the Ceremony, Reed said "There's such thing as a museum like this? I thought it was all a myth!"
|"Anyone who ever had a heart|
wouldn't turn around and break it,
and anyone who ever played a part
would not turn around and hate it."
|"Cause when the smack begins to flow I don't really care anymore of all the jim-jim's in this town and all the politicans with their busy sound and everybody putting everybody else down and all the dead bodies piled up in mounds."|
|"Candy came from out on the island. In the back room, she was everybody's darling, but she never lost her head, even when she was giving head. She says 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side. I say 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wilde side."|
|"Why is Sterling late?"|