Was Lou Reed Jewish?

Lou Reed

Well, to make a long story short, Lou Reed was Jewish!

Since Lou Reed's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Lou Reed (whose full birth name was Lewis Allan Reed) was born on March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.

He served as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and later on his solo career spanned several decades, including the hit ''Walk on the Wild Side''.

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