John Cale

John Cale



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 American 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.[5]

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 16 solo studio 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.



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.
The Island Years
The Island Years is a double CD compilation of John Cale's work during 1974 and 1975.

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Love Letter To A Record: Augie March’s Glenn Richards On John Cale’s ‘Paris 1919’
  –  February 21, 2018
In this series, Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship ... one of which was a live-to-radio in front of a full house at the Boulder Theatre alongside John Cale and his band at the time. Suffering from a mean cold and struggling to ...
How old is Lulu, what’s her real name and when did the ‘Shout’ singer perform with Take That?
  –  February 28, 2018
Lulu’s music career began to lose momentum but the star was never out of the public eye, making number television appearances and presenting radio shows. In 2000 she was awarded an OBE by the Queen. Singer Lulu was awarded an OBE from the Queen in 2000 ...
The Global Awards 2018: Line up, nominees and performers
  –  February 26, 2018
The awards reflect the music, programmes and news aired on the stations and some awards were put to a public vote from December 2017. Global’s Founder & Executive President, Ashley Tabor OBE said ... Finders Keepers singer Mabel has been nominated ...
Soft Cell to perform final ever show
  –  February 21, 2018
Singer Almond ... Almond's contribution to music was recognized in 2013 when he was presented with the prestigious Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, and he was honored with an OBE in this year's New Year's Honors List. Ball went on to form The Grid, peaking ...
Faber signs sixties legend Richard Thompson
  –  February 20, 2018
Faber & Faber has signed Beeswing: Britain, Folk Rock and the End of the 60s by guitarist and singer ... the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE.
OBE for ‘little bit’ anti-establishment Marc Almond
  –  December 29, 2017
Marc Almond has insisted he is still a “little bit” anti-establishment, despite accepting an OBE for services to arts and culture. The singer, who rose to fame ... again before returning to the world of music. He later became a patron of brain trauma ...

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