Doo Wop Lou Reed

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In the late 1950s, a decade before the formation of The Velvet Underground, young Lewis Reed recorded a number of doo-wop tracks with his high school band Jades including So Blue (above), Merry Go Round, Your Love and The Ostrich, which – as well as lending its name to Reed’s Ostrich guitar turning style – brought him to the attention of future Velvets co-founder John Cale.

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