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J.J. Cale (1938–2013)

John Weldon Cale was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1956 from Tulsa Central High School. In the early 1960s he moved to Los Angeles, along with a number of other Tulsa musicians (known for their "Tulsa Sound"), where he worked as a studio engineer. His nickname "JJ" was given to him by Elmer ... See full bio »

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Watchmen Soundtrack
Phenomenon Soundtrack
Lord of War Soundtrack
Tammy Soundtrack


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CD: "To Tulsa and Back" (Sanc) See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Basically, I'm just a guitar player that figured out I wasn't ever gonna be able to buy dinner with my guitar playing. So I got into songwriting, which is a little more profitable business. See more »


He changed his name from John Cale to JJ Cale to avoid being confused with John Cale of the Velvet Underground. See more »

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