John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Timeline: 2021


Lorrach show cancelled

He was booked to perform in Lorrach, Germany @ STIMMEN-Festival on July 15th, 2020. The show was been rescheduled, because of the pandemic. New date: 13 July, 2021. And that got cancelled as well, for the same reason.

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

American author Jennifer Otter Bickerdike publishes her extensive You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico.

Cale is featured quite prominently. On recording her debut album Chelsea Girl in 1967:

"None of us had any patience, so it was very sloppy. We didn't have anybody telling us how to do things."

Songs for Drella 4K restoration

A 4K restoration of the Songs for Drella performance filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA on December 4 and 5, 1989. is aired online and in select theaters. The 4K scan is made Metropolis Post NYC by Carolyn Hepburn (one of the producers of The Velvet Underground documentary and director Ed Lachman. For years the latter thought that the masters were lost:

"I had been looking for the elements all over the world for years, and then I remembered that DuArt Lab in New York had sent me the materials with my name on it a few years ago after they had shut down. To more than my amazement, I found the original A and B rolls in a box less than 100 feet from my bedroom."

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Features in the documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song, directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine. The film is first screened at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals in September. Cale got the ball rolling when he covered it on the I'm Your Fan tribute album in 1991. Journalist Larry Ratso Sloman sheds some light of how it came to be. Other interviewees include Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Glenn Hansard, and Rufus Wainwright

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