Lou Reed: A Photo Retrospective

Photos of the famous rocker from around the world. Michael Ochs/Archive/Getty

Reed2 Lou Reed and Nico at Scepter Studios during the recording of the first Velvet Underground album, May 1, 1966. Steve Schapiro/Corbis

3_Lou Reed during Lou Reed Performs at Richard's - Circa 1973 at Richard's Rock Club in Atlanta, Georgia, United States Lou Reed performs at Richard's Rock Club in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1973. Tom Hill-WireImage-Getty

Reed4 Lou Reed during a rock concert in Brussels, Belgium, in 1974. Bettmann/Corbis

Reed5 At the party given by pop star David Bowie at the Cafe Royal following Bowie's final public concert (L to R) American singer Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Corbis

Reed6 Lou Reed in 1980. Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis

Reed8 Photo of Andy Warhol and Lou Reed at a David Johansen show. Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty

Reed8-2 The Velvet Underground in 1969. Jeff Albertson/Corbis

Reed9 Lou Reed on stage in 1994. Corbis

Reed10 American singer Lou Reed on stage at the Farm Aid Festival, September 22, 1985. Jean Louis Atlan/Sygma/Corbis

Reed11 Lou Reed at a book signing. Jacob Khrist/Demotix/Corbis