John Cale

John Cale
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Background information
Birth nameJohn Davies Cale
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Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
GenresArt rock, classical, drone music, experimental rock, folk rock, protopunk
OccupationsMusician, composer, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, viola, guitar, bass, organ, piano, harpsichord, keyboards, mellotron, celesta
Years active1963–present
LabelsColumbia, Reprise, Island, SPY, Ze, Beserkley, A&M, Rhino, Double Six
Associated actsTheater of Eternal Music, The Velvet Underground, John Cage, Phil Manzanera, Nico, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, Bob Neuwirth
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John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942)[1] 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


  1. "John Cale - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic.
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