John Cale Biography (Wikipedia)
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. 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.
- Julian Cope: "John Cale made me want to be an anarchist"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xy5rl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xy5rl.jpg2016-06-11T07:00:00.000ZJulian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes and solo fame on how one John Cale gig changed his life...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xybhh
Julian Cope: "John Cale made me want to be an anarchist"
- John Cale on revisiting his old album Music for a New Societyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03gz5h8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03gz5h8.jpg2016-01-29T16:11:00.000ZMark and Stuart talk to John Cale about reworking his 1982 album Music for a New Society.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03gz6qm
John Cale on revisiting his old album Music for a New Society
- John Cale: The Joy Of Drone Musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bdq13.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bdq13.jpg2014-11-09T09:35:00.000ZMusical pioneer John Cale (The Velvet Underground) talks about why he loves drone music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bdq1t
John Cale: The Joy Of Drone Music
- John Cale chats to Jools Hollandhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zsn84.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zsn84.jpg2012-10-15T15:16:00.000ZJohn Cale chats to Jools on Later... with Jools Hollandhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00zsn8x
John Cale chats to Jools Holland
- John Cale - Hallelujah (Later Archive 1992)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zjphz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zjphz.jpg2012-10-09T12:49:00.000ZJohn Cale performs a cover of the Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah on Later... with Jools Holland in November 1992.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00zjpj7
John Cale - Hallelujah (Later Archive 1992)
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