University of London
Joined a reunited Velvet Underground for a brief concert tour
Produced Patti Smith's debut album Horses
Released debut solo album Vintage Violence
Joined The Velvet Underground
Joined La Monte Young's Theatre of Eternal Music
With composer Cornelius Cardew, organized a Fluxus concert at Goldsmiths College which included pieces by John Cage and La Monte Young
After an onstage incident in Croydon, England, in which Cale beheaded an already-dead chicken and threw the head and the body into the crowd, his backing band walked off the stage in protest. Cale wrote the 1977 song "Chickensh*t" about the incident.
Participated in a notorious 18-hour concert organized by John Cage in New York City on Sept. 9, 1963, in which 12 pianists, playing in shifts, performed the entirety of Erik Satie's "Vexations" (c. 1893), a short piece of music that is repeated 840 times.