John Cale

1942 - Today

John Cale

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 American rock band the Velvet Underground. Over his seven-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 in 1963 to New York City's downtown music scene, where he performed as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music and formed the Velvet Underground. Since leaving the band in 1968, Cale has released 16 solo studio albums, including the widely acclaimed Music for a New Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cale has received more than 1,644,567 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 160th most popular musician.

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  • 5.67

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Among musicians, John Cale ranks 160 out of 2,258Before him are Caetano Veloso, Stan Getz, Nick Mason, Dave Brubeck, John Mayall, and Claudio Arrau. After him are Bono, Anton Diabelli, Charles-Valentin Alkan, J. J. Cale, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Cyndi Lauper.

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Among people born in 1942, John Cale ranks 62Before him are Jean-Claude Trichet, Giancarlo Giannini, Walter Hill, Tobin Bell, Frank Williams, and Wolfgang Schäuble. After him are Larry Flynt, Martin Seligman, Vicente Fox, Maurizio Pollini, Michael Bloomberg, and Muhammadu Buhari.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Cale ranks 648 out of 5,347Before him are Christopher Nolan (1970), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Duncan Edwards (1936), Richard Arkwright (1732), John Henry Newman (1801), and William Holman Hunt (1827). After him are William Webb Ellis (1806), Amélie of Orléans (1865), James Macpherson (1736), Robert Graves (1895), Jessica Tandy (1909), and James Callaghan (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Cale ranks 41Before him are Chris Slade (1946), John Bonham (1948), Malcolm Young (1953), Tony Iommi (1948), Nick Mason (1944), and John Mayall (1933). After him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Roger Glover (1945), Amy Winehouse (1983), John Paul Jones (1946), Slash (1965), and Ian Curtis (1956).