Friday photo: Velvet Revolutionary

Musician John Cale poses after he was awarded his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, November 19, 2010 in London.

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 19, 2010. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Musician John Cale poses after he was awarded his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, November 19, 2010 in London.

Musician John Cale poses after he was awarded his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, November 19, 2010 in London.

Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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