J.J. Cale Net Worth

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J.J. Cale Net Worth $15 Million

J.J. Cale Net Worth: He moved to La during the early ’60s before starting his performing career and took work as a studio engineer. Cale began composing tunes and released his debut record “Naturally” in 1972. The exact same year, he recorded his biggest hit single in the U.S.: “Crazy Mama”. It rose to number 22 on the graphs, and he afterwards told the story of how he turned down an appearance on “American Bandstand” with Dick Clark to encourage the track. Cale released over a dozen studio albums between 1972 and 2009, including “Troubadour”, “Nuances”, “Grasshopper”, “Number 10, “Closer to You”, and “To Tulsa and Back”. Several of his tunes went on to be covered by well-known musicians like Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Santana, John Mayer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Cale expired from heart failure in the age of 74 in July 2013. A year after, Eric Clapton & Friends recorded and released the record, “The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale”, which features covers of his songs performed by well known artists.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 5, 1938
Death date: July 26, 2013, La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
Birth place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Christine Lakeland (m. ?–2013)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He changed his name from John Cale to JJ Cale to avoid being confused with John Cale of the Velvet Underground.
2He helped to create the "Tulsa Sound," a genre with blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences. He was a former member of the Grand Ole Opry touring company. He also pioneered the use of drum machines.
3Good friend with Eric Clapton. He wrote some of Clapton's solo songs like "After Midnight" and "Cocaine". In 2006 together they released the album "The Road to Escondido", which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album two years later.
4Was a dedicated lover of animals.
5Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter, known for his bluesy, laid-back style. Wrote a number of songs made famous by Eric Clapton ("Cocaine", "After Midnight", "The Road to Escondido"), as well as others covered by Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Call Me the Breeze"), Captain Beefheart and the Allman Brothers.
6Grammy-Award Winning singer, songwriter and musician.


Quotes

#Quote
1I used to write more about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. I don't do that quite much as I used to, and it's a little bit more 'old man' philosophy.
2When I sit down and play the guitar, I am 20 years old again.
3I'd like to have the fortune, but I don't care too much about the fame.
4Basically, I'm just a guitar player that figured out I wasn't ever gonna be able to buy dinner with my guitar playing. So I got into songwriting, which is a little more profitable business.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DivorceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Eastbound & Down2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The House I Live In2012Documentary performer: "IF YOU'RE EVER IN OKLAHOMA" / writer: "IF YOU'RE EVER IN OKLAHOMA"
United States of TaraTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Barney's Version2010performer: "River Runs Deep" / writer: "River Runs Deep"
Extract2009writer: "I Got The Same Old Blues"
Middle Men2009writer: "Cocaine"
Breaking BadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Watchmen2009writer: "Clyde"
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Freedom Hall2008TV Movie writer: "Call Me The Breeze"
Role Models2008writer: "Call Me the Breeze"
Dancing with the Stars2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Men in Trees2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008 writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008
The Education of Charlie Banks2007performer: "Everything Will Be Alright" / writer: "Everything Will Be Alright"
Wild Hogs2007writer: "Call Me the Breeze"
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector2006writer: "They Call Me the Breeze" - as John W. Cale
Elementarteilchen2006writer: "Cocaine"
Lord of War2005writer: "Cocaine" 1975
The Dukes of Hazzard2005writer: "Call Me the Breeze"
Bad News Bears2005"Cocaine"
Dog the Bounty Hunter2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fahrenheit 9/112004Documentary writer: "Cocaine" 1970
Starsky & Hutch2004writer: "Cocaine"
Nursie2004writer: "Cajun Moon"
Soundstage2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Any Way the Wind Blows2003performer: "Magnolia" / writer: "Magnolia"
Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 20012002Video documentary writer: "Cocaine"
The Country Bears2002writer: "Call Me the Breeze"
Sunshine State2002writer: "Call Me the Breeze"
Bandits2001performer: "Long Way Home" - uncredited / writer: "Long Way Home" - uncredited
Grass1999Documentary performer: "Cocaine" / writer: "Cocaine"
A Room for Romeo Brass1999performer: "After Midnight" / writer: "After Midnight"
That '70s Show1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scrapple1998music: "One Step Ahead of the Blues"
Lawn Dogs1997performer: "Feeling In Love" / writer: "Feeling In Love"
Phenomenon1996performer: "A Thing Going On" / writer: "A Thing Going On"
Tales of the CityTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Tohuwabohu1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unlawful Entry1992performer: "DON'T GO TO STRANGERS" / writer: "DON'T GO TO STRANGERS"
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentary writer: "Cocaine"
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Immediate Family1989performer: "Crazy Mama" / writer: "Crazy Mama"
Rain Man1988writer: "After Midnight" 1966 - uncredited
Growing Pains1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Knight Rider1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Midnight Special1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Motorway File1975Short performer: "Right Down Here" / writer: "Right Down Here"
Dope1968Documentary writer: "Cocaine"
Master of NoneTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Far Out2015writer: "Cocaine"
Ride2014/Iperformer: "Hey Baby" / writer: "Hey Baby"
TransparentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Tammy2014writer: "Call Me The Breeze"
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cuéntame2013TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JJ Cale in Session1979

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Best Friend's Girl1983

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dog the Bounty Hunter2005TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale2005Video documentaryHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2004Video documentaryHimself
Taratata1994TV SeriesHimself
Schmidteinander1994TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist (In Memoriam)

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