The Early Years


Lewis, beginning to see the light...

The Shades, 1957

Lewis Reed and Alan Walters, The Shades, 1957

17, 1959

"The Wild One" aged 17, 1959


One of his high school bands, the C.H.D,
or backward, Dry Hump Club

L.A. and the Eldorados

Lou Reed in one of his Syracuse college bands,
L.A. And The Eldorados (Coll. Gerard Malanga)

The Primitives

Lou Reed and John Cale in The Primitives, 1964 (Coll. John Cale)


by Olivier Landemaine
last modified: October 26, 2008

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