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Old 03-25-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: England
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Scott Walker famed lead singer of The Walker Brothers, has died aged 76.

This pop group made some beautiful records. Scott eventually left pop stardom behind, and moved on to a very different type of music.

He will be remembered for music like this.........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZTS9H-l5qQ
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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RIP. Condolences to his family.
Scott Walker's one of those artists, like Randy Newman, who arrived without antecedents. Now he seems to have departed without successors.
He had a voice that seemed built for Rodgers and Hammerstein as much as Burt Bacharach.
And there's nobody like him, before or since.
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Old Yesterday, 01:23 AM
 
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My wife saw Scott perform with the Walker Brothers over 50 years ago here in England. She said he was a fantastic singer, and a very handsome young man....... made her heart flutter........

After their initial success, they sort of went their own ways, and Scott moved into very different types of music. He never really went away, just became much more low profile. He had many admirers of his new music, like David Bowie.

In the mid 70s, the Walker Brothers returned with a record that I really liked, and bought. I still have it.....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aszIgThW8JA
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Old Yesterday, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Saw the Walker bros early 60s in Glasgows Odeon ,,, saw them but never heard a sound for screaming... just last year, he wrote and produced the score for the film Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law.

Walker is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner, Beverly.

His cause of death has not yet been announced.
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 AM
 
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Saw the Walker bros early 60s in Glasgows Odeon ,,, saw them but never heard a sound for screaming...
My wife saw them in one of the pier theatres in Blackpool. She heard more, than when she saw the Beatles in the same town.......

She remembers being struck by just how good a singer Scott Walker was. As mentioned earlier in this thread, a very theatrical, powerful voice.........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eAxCVTMJ-I
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Old Yesterday, 03:09 PM
 
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Wow, am just that gutted!


Wasn't around and or very young during Mr. Walker's prime, but once discovered was a serious convert.


Fantastic talent with a huge voice!


*RIP*!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUS1XDIIhTE
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Old Yesterday, 04:10 PM
 
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Scott searched for a different way to express himself through music. I find his later work difficult but haunting.........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJzTWk6bSw
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Old Today, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Very Sad.

Scot Walker had a great voice.

As for the Sin Ain't Gonna Shine Any More, it was the last song London Gangster George Cornell ever heard, as it came on the Juke Box just as psychotic gangster Ronnie Kray entered the pub he was drinking in and sjot him through the head.
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Old Today, 07:57 AM
 
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Very Sad.

Scott Walker had a great voice.

As for the Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More, it was the last song London Gangster George Cornell ever heard, as it came on the Juke Box just as psychotic gangster Ronnie Kray entered the pub he was drinking in and shot him through the head.
Well, the sun sure didn't shine for ol' George ever again.........
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Old Today, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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How many people know that the members of the Walker Brothers were neither surnamed Walker nor were they brothers? The two songs of theirs that did chart in the US (“Make It Easy On Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”) sounded like Phil Spector produced them, although he didn’t. Interesting that they found more fame in the U.K. than in their native US. Scott Engel actually became a British citizen.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(singer)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4H-MCEncNZA
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