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Brock, Lou British & World English

(1939-), US baseball player. An outfielder, he played for the Chicago Cubs 1961–64 and the St. Louis Cardinals 1964—79. Baseball Hall of Fame (1985)

Gehrig, Lou British & World English

(1903–41), American baseball player; full name Henry Louis Gehrig; known as the Iron Horse. He played a record 2,130 major-league games for the New York Yankees from 1925 to 1939. He died from a form of motor neurone disease now often called Lou Gehrig’s disease

Lou Gehrig's disease British & World English

A form of motor neurone disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Reed in Velvet Underground British & World English

A US rock group formed in 1965, unsuccessful in the 1960s but extremely influential since their dissolution and probably best known for their first album, The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967), produced in association with Andy Warhol. The backing to the songs of vocalist Lou Reed (1944–2013) displayed the avant-garde influences of classically trained viola player John Cale (b.1942)