His distinctive baritone voice and an unorthodox career path influenced artists such as David Bowie
Scott Walker dies at age 76 – The lights are out for the former Walker Brothers lead singer
He was considered one of the most enigmatic figures in Rock music history and owned one of Rock’s most distinctive voices. Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio on January 9, 1943, rose to international fame during the 1960’s as the lead singer for the Baroque Pop band The Walker Brothers. The American band that moved to the United Kingdom in 1965 where they were based and first found fame, scored several hits during the mid to late 1960’s including “Make It Easy on Yourself”, “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More” and “After The Lights Go Out”. His distinctive baritone voice and an unorthodox career path influenced artists such as David Bowie. Despite The Walker Brothers success, Scott began a solo career in 1967 releasing his debut album “Scott”, moving toward an increasingly challenging baroque pop style with the albums “Scott 3” and “Scott 4” both released in 1969. The albums didn’t sell well, due to the non-commercial formula used on it’s songs. Scott reunited for a while with The Walker Brothers during the 1970’s but revived his solo in the 1980’s moving in an increasingly avant-garde direction for the rest of his career. As a record producer or guest performer, he worked with a number of artists including Pulp and Ute Lemper. Scott Walker, who became a British citizen in 1970, passed away at age 76 on March 25, 2019, as announced by his record company.
Look back at The Walker Brothers performing their No.1 hit “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”/strong>
Listen to one of The Walker Brothers best songs “After The Lights Go Out/strong>
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