John Cale
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"John Davies Cale", Order of the British Empire/OBE is a Welsh people/Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground.

Though best known for his work in rock music, Cale has worked in various genres including drone music/drone and classical music/classical, and studied music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since departing from the Velvet Underground in 1968 he has released approximately 30 albums. Of his solo work, Cale is perhaps best known for his album Paris 1919 (album)/Paris 1919, and his cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song)/Hallelujah", plus his mid-1970s Island Records trilogy of albums: Fear (John Cale album)/Fear, Slow Dazzle (album)/Slow Dazzle and Helen of Troy (album)/Helen of Troy.

Cale has produced or collaborated with Lou Reed, Nico, La Monte Young, John Cage, Terry Riley, Hector Zazou, Cranes (band)/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 (band)/Squeeze, Happy Mondays, LCD Soundsystem, The Replacements (band)/The Replacements and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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