Credit: Fox © 2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: L.A. Reid Bio

We'll admit having been mostly ignorant of L.A. Reid's career before The X Factor USA. Of course, we knew the artists he signed, the Ushers, Rihannas and Kanye Wests of the world, but the man himself was something of a mystery. Well, let the veil of history be lifted! Behold the man in all of his youthful splendor! We present, L.A. Reid in 1978 as our cute pic of the day!

Credit: Twitter Photo: L.A. Reid Relaxes in 1978

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