John Cale

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by John Cale

Biography

9 March 1942, Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Cale was a student of viola and keyboards at London’s Goldsmith’s college when introduced to electronic music. In 1963 he won a Leonard Bernstein scholarship to study modern composition at the Eastman Conservatory in Massachusetts, but later moved to New York where he joined the Dream Syndicate, an avant garde ensemble founded by LaMonte Young. It was during this period that Cale began playing rock and the following year he met Lou Reed... Read more

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singer-songwriter
experimental
rock
avant-garde
proto-punk
art rock
seen live
70s
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