Scott Walker, member of the 1960s supergroup The Walker Brothers, and enigmatic solo artist has passed away this last Friday, aged 76.
Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, first shot to fame in the 1960s performing inspired interpretations of others’ songs as member of The Walker Brothers. He was a reluctant teen heartthrob, who eventually walked away from it to start his own solo career when his own songwriting skills began to develop.
I won’t add to the already crowded discourse of people saying how incredibly important he was to music, fans, and musicians.
I’ll just say that personally I’ve admired his late-career courage and have considered him an example of true musical artistry.
Please feel free to raise a drink with me and listen to the compilation I’ve put together in Spotify.