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John Davies CaleOBE (born 9 March 1942) is a 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 and classical. 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, and his cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", plus his mid-1970s Island Records trilogy of albums: FearSlow Dazzle, and Helen of Troy.

Cale has produced or collaborated with Lou ReedNicoLa Monte YoungJohn CageTerry RileyHector ZazouCranesNick DrakeMike HeronKevin AyersBrian EnoPatti Smith,The StoogesThe Modern LoversArt BergmannManic Street Preachers and frontman James Dean BradfieldMarc AlmondElement of CrimeSqueezeHappy MondaysLCD SoundsystemThe Replacements, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Cale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Velvet Underground in 1996, and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.

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