John Cale Biography

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 various genres including drone and classical, and studied music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since departing from the Velvet Underground 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, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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

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Liverpool Sound City confirms John Cale and Thurston Moore as keynote speakers

The annual conference takes place May 1-2

  • Jan 9, 2014

John Cale and Graham Nash get OBEs in Queen's Birthday Honours list

The veteran British rockers will be getting an invite from Buckingham Palace

  • Jun 12, 2010

Velvet Undergound man to curate Nico tribute

John Cale recruits Manic Street Preachers, Mark Lanegan for gig

  • Sep 22, 2008

Former Velvet Underground man plays Glastonbury

John Cale plays new songs on Park Stage

  • Jun 27, 2008

This Week’s Releases: 19 February 2007

Albums and singles released in the UK today

  • Feb 19, 2007

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John Cale Reviews

John Cale - 'Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood'

John Cale - 'Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood'

An enjoyable weirdathon from the co-founder of The Velvet Underground

  • Sep 28, 2012

Close Watch: An Introduction To John Cale / Dance Music

By now, [a]John Cale[/a] has doubtless accepted his career is forever destined to be overshadowed by two records he made in the '60s....

  • Feb 10, 1999

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