Doug Yule

Born Feb 25, 1947

Douglas Alan Yule is an American musician and singer, most notable for being a member of The Velvet Underground from 1968 to 1973.

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1947 Birth Born on February 25, 1947.


1968 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he was in a band called The Grass Menagerie, along with Walter Powers and Willie Alexander.
1972 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  With other musicians, Yule did two more tours as the Velvet Underground in 1972-73 and (with Ian Paice of Deep Purple and some session musicians) recorded the album Squeeze (1973) - in essence a Doug Yule solo album, though released as a Velvet Underground album. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old The 30th anniversary re-issue of Reed's album Coney Island Baby includes bonus tracks featuring Yule on guitar and bass, recorded in January 1975.
1976 29 Years Old After a couple of years off from music, in 1976 Yule was tapped to do session guitar work on Night Lights (1976) by Elliott Murphy, and then he joined the band American Flyer later that year as their drummer and background singer. American Flyer was an active country rock band from 1976 to 1978, and the band also featured the guitarist Steve Katz of Blood, Sweat & Tears. After securing a major-label contract with United Artists, and managing to interest George Martin enough to bring him on board as their producer, American Flyer's debut album "American Flyer" debuted at #87 on the Billboard Top 200, and they even scored a minor hit with their single "Let Me Down Easy" which debuted at #80 in 1976. … Read More


1993 46 Years Old When the Velvet Underground reformed in the early 1993, Sterling Morrison had campaigned for Yule's involvement, but Lou Reed and John Cale ultimately overruled him, thus leaving Yule off the band's six-week reunion tour of Europe, and the subsequent live album Live MCMXCIII. … Read More
1996 49 Years Old Yule was not included in the line-up for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the Velvet Underground were inducted in 1996, despite his involvement with the band's third album The Velvet Underground, and Loaded, in particular, which caused some controversy amongst purists of the band's history. … Read More


1997 50 Years Old After having taken up the violin, Yule began to record music again in 1997. … Read More
2000 53 Years Old He played some concerts in 2000, while the live album Live in Seattle was released in Japan in 2002. … Read More
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 31, 2006, Yule performed for the first time in public in New York City, in over 30 years, with Mark Gardener of Ride at Pianos.


2007 60 Years Old As of 2007, he is a member of an old-time band called RedDog.
2009 62 Years Old On December 8, 2009, Yule appeared with his former Velvet Underground bandmates Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker at the New York Public Library, to commemorate the publishing of "The Velvet Underground - New York Art", a collection of rare photographs of the band's first performance in New York City to Andy Warhol's cover designs. … Read More
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