John Cale
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John Cale on screen

TV Appearances: the noughties

Performing My Sweet Lord - Hootennany 2002

December 31, 2002 - Later With Jools Holland, UK

Performs I Wanna Be Around and sings back-up on My Sweet Lord at the New Year's Eve Hootenanny show, taped December 15, 2002. I Wanna Be Around was released on the Hootenanny DVD by Jools Holland (2003).

Cale on Later With Jools Holland 2003-05-13

May 13, 2003 - Later With Jools Holland, UK

Plays Venus In Furs on the May 13 broadcast of Later With Jools Holland. This performance is included on the Even Louder DVD by Jools Holland, released in 2005.

John Cale in the BBC studio at Glastonbury

June 28, 2003 - Live at Glastonbury, UK

Cale stopped by the BBC studio to play a solo acoustic version of Things (June 28, 2003).

He performed with his band latter on that day. Some footage of the concert can be found on the unreleased promo DVD was made for the HoboSapiens album.

Cale playing at St. Luke's

October 26, 2003 - John Cale In Session, UK

Free concert at St. Luke's, London. Taped by BBC4 October 26, 2003. First broadcasted December 9, 2003. Running time: 58 minutes. Rebroadcasted quite a few times.

October 31, 2003 - Later With Jools Holland, UK

Plays E Is Missing and Venus In Furs on the October 31 broadcast of Later With Jools Holland.

Cale on  Later With Jools Holland - 2005/11/11

November 11, 2005 - Later With Jools Holland, UK

Plays Perfect on the November 11 broadcast of Later With Jools Holland.

2005 - Punk: Attitude, UK

Features in the Don Letts' documentary Punk: Attitude. First broadcasted on Channel 4 (UK). The documentary places the roots of punk in the sixties (The Velvets, MC5, Stooges). Released as 2 discs DVD set.

October 10, 2006 - Spraakmakers, Canvas, Belgium

An awkward 30 minute interview on the Spraakmakers show on Canvas. They also showed the video for Perfect.

March 5, 2007 - Rock-Legende: John Cale, Austria

Rock-Legende: John Cale Zum 65. Geburtstag des britischen Artrockers.
Interview and two songs were filmed at the Backstage, Munich, Germany, March 1. Running time: 7 minutes.

Cale in Episode 2 of Seven Ages of Rock

May 27 & June 2, 2007 - Seven Ages of Rock, UK

Features in episode 2 and 3 of the BBC Series Seven Ages of Rock. Episode 2 White Light, White Heat about art rock has a few quotes about implementing the drone within the music of the Velvet Underground and the light show during the Exploding Plastic Inevitable mulitmedia extravaganza. In episode 3 Blank Generation about punk he talks about producing Horses for the Patti Smith Group.

Cale on Nightline

November 14, 2007 - Nightline, TV3, New Zealand

A short interview on the New Zealand TV show Nightline. Contains snippets of the Perfect video and Deborah Harry introducing Sunday Morning on the 1993 Peel Slowly And See... Channel 4 show. Cale is interviewed upstairs in an antique shop, patiently going through the motions. Interview conducted by David Farrier.

Performing Gravel Drive in Malaga 2008-03-05

March 31, 2008 - TVSpain.tv, Spain

GravelDrive live at the Theatro Cervantes, Malaga, Spain (March 5, 2008) was taped for TVSpain.tv.


Cale on BBC Wales

June 16, 2009 - Week In Week Out, BBC Wales

Serves as host for the Week In Week Out program about heroin use in Wales. He interviews users and talks about his own drug use in the sixties and beyond. He watches footage of his 1984 Rockpalast show.

The Culture Show, BBC

November 26, 2009 - The Culture Show, BBC, UK

Interview on The Culure Show discussing the Paris 1919 show in Cardiff, the heritage of the Velvet Underground and his career in general. Uses footage of the 1998 John Cale documentary.


»Special thanks:

Ken Clarke

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