Scott Walker, part of The Walker Brothers and later an acclaimed solo artist, has died aged 76.
Walker, whose real name was Noel Scott Engel, has left behind a legacy of work dating back to the early sixties where he started out as a member The Routers, later joined The Walker Brothers, and would then go on to release several solo albums. Walker also worked with a number of artists as a producer; Pulp being just one of them.
Engel was born in Ohio in 1943, but later moved to the UK where he would become a citizen and arguably enjoy most of his success. After leaving The Walker Brothers, he would go on to have his first three solo albums reach the UK top 10, while still making music until his death.
Regarded by many as being an influence on their career, including Radiohead, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie, Walker has cemented himself in the annuls of music forever – leaving behind a legacy that will surely stand the test of time.
I’ve hung around here too long
Listenin’ to the old landlady’s hard-luck stories
You out of me me out of you
We go like lovers
To replace the empty space
Repeat our dreams to someone new
-Scott Walker, It’s Raining Today
RIP Scott Walker January 9th 1943 – March 25th 2019