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John Cale from the Velvet Underground

The First Time With..., Series 4 Episode 14 of 15

As well as being one of the founding members of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has worked with some of the most influential names in music including John Cage, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Stooges, The Modern Lovers, Happy Mondays, LCD Soundsystem and Siouxsie and the Banshees. John has also become known for his work in the classical field.

John talks to Matt about his early years growing up in Wales and borrowing records from the local library, the messy days of the first Velvet Underground gigs, how Nico inspired his desire to become a producer and leave the band, why he reformed the band back in 1993, working with the Stooges and his love of the Beach Boys and Pharell Williams.

First broadcast in 2012.

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Fri 20 Nov 2015 01:00