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John Cale
Background information
Birth name John Davies Cale
Born March 9, 1942(1942-03-09)
Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Genres Art rock, classical, drone music, experimental rock, folk rock, protopunk
Occupations 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

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.


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