After a brief stay in hospital, Cale's father Arthur George Cale dies.
A solo show at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany (March 6), is taped and broadcasted live for the long running Rockpalast series.
Risé Cale joins him on stage for the vocals on Risé, Sam And Rimsky-Korsakov.
Produces the single So Afraid of the Russians/Unknown Soldier by English New Wave group Made For TV. Plays baritone guitar, synth percussion and transatlantic telephone.
Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga publish their essential book UP-TIGHT: The Velvet Underground Story.
Cale's lawyer Chris Whent starts to sort out the mess of the Velvets' financial records. It will take three years for the first royalty checks to arrive.