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John Cale
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John Cale in December 2010
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Birth name John Davies Cale
Born 9 March 1942 (1942-03-09) (age 79)
Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Genres Art rock, classical, drone music, experimental rock, folk rock, protopunk
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, viola, guitar, bass, organ, piano, harpsichord, keyboards, mellotron, celesta
Years active 1963–present
Labels Columbia, Reprise, Island, SPY, Ze, Beserkley, A&M, Rhino, Double Six
Associated acts Theater of Eternal Music, The Velvet Underground, John Cage, Phil Manzanera, Nico, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, Bob Neuwirth
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John Cale on his performance

John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer and record producer, known as a founding member of experimental rock band The Velvet Underground. He played on two of their albums The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) and White Light/White Heat (1968). In 1970 he released first solo album Vintage Violence. He also worked as record producer. During his career, he worked with such as John Cage, Hector Zazou, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges and Manic Street Preachers.


Studio albums

  • Vintage Violence (1970)
  • Church of Anthrax (1971) − with Terry Riley
  • The Academy in Peril (1972)
  • Paris 1919 (1973)
  • Fear (1974)
  • Slow Dazzle (1975)
  • Helen of Troy (1975)
  • Honi Soit (1981)
  • Music for a New Society (1982)
  • Caribbean Sunset (1983)
  • Artificial Intelligence (1985)
  • Words for the Dying (1989)
  • Songs for Drella (1990) − with Lou Reed
  • Wrong Way Up (1990) − with Brian Eno
  • Last Day on Earth (1994) − with Bob Neuwirth
  • Walking on Locusts (1996)
  • HoboSapiens (2003)
  • blackAcetate (2005)
  • Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (2012)
  • M:FANS (2016)

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