Musician, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
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. Wikipedia
Born: 9th March, 1942, Garnant, Wales
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Claim to Fame: Velvet Underground
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Artificial Intelligence is a 1985 album by John Cale. It was originally titled "Black Rose", the title and some changes to the tracks delayed the album being released for five weeks, early test pressings have the title "Black Rose". Having produced Nico's Camera Obscura, Cale recorded this album at Strongroom Studios with her backing band, The Faction, with the addition of a couple of additional musicians. Following the chaotic period during which the album (and the previous two) were recorded, John and Risé's daughter Eden was born, which promptly caused Cale to kick his addictions to alcohol and cocaine, and to temporarily abandon rock/pop records and band performances in favor of other projects (until 1996's Walking on Locusts).
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. With the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the Seventies into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable,... Read More
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