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John Cale
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    (March 9, 1942- )
    Born in Garnant, Wales, United Kingdom
    Sings and plays bass guitar, keyboards and viola
    Member of the Velvet Underground (1964-68)
    Recorded the solo albums 'Vintage Violence' (1970), 'The Academy in Peril' (1972), 'Paris 1919' (1973), 'Fear' (1974), 'Slow Dazzle' (1975), 'Guts' (1977), 'Sabotage/Live' (1979), 'Music for a New Society' (1982), 'Words for the Dying' (1989), 'Fragments for a Rainy Season' (1992) and 'blackAcetate' (2005)
    Also recorded 'Church of Anthrax' (1971) with Terry Riley, 'Songs for Drella' (1990) with Lou Reed and 'Wrong Way Up' (1990) with Brian Eno
    He was asked to leave the Velvet Underground over creative differences with Lou Reed.
    He abused cocaine, leading to often erratic behavior.
    He chopped off the head of a chicken in concert, prompting his band to walk offstage.
    He wore a goalie mask onstage years before 'Friday the 13th.'
    He pushed the Velvet Underground into more experimental music on their first two albums.
    He produced several proto-punk albums, including the debuts by The Stooges, Patti Smith and The Modern Lovers.
    He set poems by Dylan Thomas to music.

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