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Biographer Says He Sough To Write The Kind Of Book Lou Reed 'Deserved'

"It wasn't like I had to go looking for the drugs and the sex," Anthony DeCurtis says. "Lou wrote about it ... so I felt it was fair game." DeCurtis' new book is Lou Reed: A Life.

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Biographer Sought To Write The Kind Of Book Lou Reed 'Deserved'

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Saga Of Rita Joe Claus Ogerman & Danilo PĂ©rez
Sister Ray The Velvet Underground
Intro/Sweet Jane Lou Reed
Waltzing Matilda/Street Hassle/Slipaway Lou Reed