Produces demo sessions of the Police. The recordings never see the light of day.
Cale regularly plays bass on the My Generation encore while supporting the Patti Smith Group throughout January. A recording of the song at The Agora, Cleveland, January 26th, us released as the b-side of Gloria. Included in the re-issue of Smith's Horses album in 1996.
He oftens opens for the Patti Smith Group. Cale features on many Smith live bootlegs from this era, like Hard Nipples. This bootleg also contain a version of (I Keep A) Close Watch.
Cale plays a lot of live dates in the New York club CBGB's. He jams with the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Lou Reed.
American group Debris covers Gun. This version is included as a bonus track on the cd re-issue of their Static Disposal album.
Jane Friedman starts to handle Cale's business affairs. They fall in love and start living together.
"I averaged $ 40,000 a year of which Wartoke gave me a weekly allowance, but I spent most of it on alcohol and drugs."