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Doug Yule

Doug Yule replaced John Cale as bass player for the Velvet Underground in late 1968, and went on to play on their third and fourth albums, as well as continue with the Lou Reed-less version of the group for a while in the early 1970s. Of all the important members of the group from 1965 to 1970, Yule is perhaps the most undervalued. He was not as colorful a character as either Cale or Nico, but as it happens, he is on more Velvet Underground recordings (if you count live albums and outtakes unreleased until the 1980s and 1990s) than Cale is. He was not nearly as innovative as Cale, but he was a decent bassist and fit well into the 1969-1970 lineup that produced the group's best straightforward rock recordings.

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