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Classically trained (viola and piano) and well-educated, Welsh-born John Cale became interested in both the experimental side of classical music (including artists like John Cage), and American rock-n-roll. When offered a chance to study music in New York in the early 1960s, Cale accepted, and along with school became an apprentice of Cage's, ... See full bio »

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Known For

American Psycho Composer
Smokin' Aces Soundtrack
Brick Soundtrack
The Beach Soundtrack


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 2020 John Cale: Lazy Day (Music Video short)
 2015 John Cale: Close Watch (Music Video)
 2014 This Is Cosmos (Documentary short)
 2012 John Cale: Face to the Sky (Music Video)
 2012 John Cale: Welcome to Nookie Wood (Music Video)
 2011 John Cale: Catastrofuk (Music Video)
 2011 John Cale: Whaddya Mean by That (Video short)
 2009 Dyddiau Du/Dark Days (Documentary)
 2005 John Cale: Perfect (Music Video)
 2004/I Process
 2003 Jc-03 (Documentary short)
 2003 Y Mabinogi
 2003 Paris
 2003 New Scenes from America (Documentary short)
 2000 Beautiful Mistake (Documentary)
 2000 The Farewell
 2000 Love me
 1999 The Virgin
 1999 Night Wind
 1996 Basquiat
 1995 Antarctica
 1994 Ah Pook Is Here (Short)
 1991 Healing Hurts
 1991 Paris Awakens
 1990 Songs for Drella (Video)
 1989 Dick: A Film by Jo Menell (Documentary short)
 1989 The Houseguest (Short)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 John Cale: Dead or Alive (Music Video)
 1974 Caged Heat
 1972 Heat
 1972 The Velvet Underground at Bataclan '72 (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Straight and Narrow (Short)
 1966 Mary for Mary (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Album: "Vintage Violence", 1970 (Columbia) See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)


Betsey Johnson  (divorced)

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Personal Quote:

The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.


Married fashion designer Betsey Johnson in 1968; the wedding was delayed when Cale came down with hepatitis and had to go to the hospital. Photos of the wedding later appeared in "Vogue" magazine. See more »

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