Vernon Reid

Funk metal, Songwriter

1958 –

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Who is Vernon Reid?

Vernon Alphonsus Reid is an English-born American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named #66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Critic Steve Huey writes, "[Reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."

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Born
Aug 22, 1958
London
Also known as
  • Reid, Vernon
  • Living Colour
  • Vernon Alphonsus Reid
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • England
Profession
Education
  • New York University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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