John Cale

John Cale

 

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John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer, born in Wales, who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground. Over his five-decade career, Cale has worked in various styles across rock, drone, classical, avant-garde, and electronic music.[4] He studied music at Goldsmiths College, University of London, before relocating to New York City's downtown music scene in the mid-1960s, where he performed as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music and formed the Velvet Underground. Since leaving the band in 1968, he has released approximately 30 albums. Of his solo work, Cale is perhaps best known for his album Paris 1919, and his cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", plus his mid-1970s Island Records trilogy of albums: Fear, Slow Dazzle and Helen of Troy.

Cale has produced or collaborated with Lou Reed, Nico, La Monte Young, John Cage, Terry Riley, Hector Zazou, Cranes, Nick Drake, Mike Heron, Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, the Stooges, Lio, the Modern Lovers, Art Bergmann, Manic Street Preachers and frontman James Dean Bradfield, Super Furry Animals, Marc Almond, Element of Crime, Squeeze, Happy Mondays, LCD Soundsystem, the Replacements, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Soldier String Quartet, and Animal Collective. He produced the first albums of the Stooges, the Modern Lovers, Patti Smith, Squeeze, and Happy Mondays.

Cale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Velvet Underground in 1996, and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.

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Hallelujah
Song
Hallelujah is a song by musical artist John Cale, released on November 1, 2016.
 
The Velvet Underground
 
I Shot Andy Warhol
 
I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 American-British independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with the artist Andy Warhol.
Paris 1919
 
Paris 1919 is the third solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale.

Photos - John Cale255

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Popular Albums48

Album Appearances & References61

Popular Songs17

Popular Live Albums3

Live Album Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References8

Films7

Musical Groups2

Minor Film Appearances & References17

TV Shows7

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Book References & Influences4

Collaborators & Influencers22

Other Music-Related Relationships22

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations1

Events1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

John Cale celebrates the 50th birthday of the coolest New York album ever
  –  August 22, 2017
It was very exciting. There was something going on all the time. At Brooklyn Academy of Music, 50th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico is November 16 and 17 at 8pm, and John Cale’s 75th Birthday Concert is November 18 at 8pm (bam.org).
John Cale Plans ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ 50th Anniversary Tour Dates: Ticket Presale & On-Sale Info
  –  August 13, 2017
Since then, it has become a touchstone for a wide range of pop and rock music that followed. For the 50th anniversary of the album, founding Velvet Underground member and multi-instrumentalist John Cale will present a three night celebration of the 50th ...
John Cale - Music For A New Society/M:FANS (2016)
  –  June 13, 2017
2. Thoughtless Kind (Music For A New Society) (2:47) 3. Sanctus (Sanities) (Music For A New Society) (6:07) 4. If You Were Still Around (Music For A New Society) (3:27) 5. Close Watch (Music For A New Society) (3:07) 6. Broken Bird (Music For A New Society ...
John Cale Announces Velvet Underground 50th Anniversary Concerts
  –  May 25, 2017
and band co-founder John Cale has announced that he will commemorate the milestone with three concerts this fall at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival. For the first two nights of the concert series, Nov. 16 and 17 ...
Biography of John Cale
  –  August 12, 2017
John Davies Cale (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground. Though best known for his work in rock music, Cale has worked in ...
John Cale
  –  August 7, 2017
300px|thumb|right|Cover of John Cale's 1999 autobiography ''What's Welsh for Zen"''John Davies Cale" (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his work in rock music (including being a founding member of ...
About John Cale
  –  August 4, 2017
John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground. Though best known for his work in rock music, Cale has worked in ...

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