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John Walker (musician)

Background information
Associated actsThe Walker Brothers Scott Walker Gary Walker
Birth nameJohn Joseph Maus
Born( 1943-11-12 ) November 12, 1943 New York City , United States
DiedMay 7, 2011 (2011-05-07) (aged 67) Los Angeles , California, U.S.
GenresPop music, country
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
LabelsAladdin, Dore, Almo, Mercury, Philips, GTO, Arena
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, guitarist
Years active1957-2011

LOS ANGELES John Walker, American-born musician and singer best known for his work With Walker Brothers, one of the most successful British bands of the 1960s, died on Saturday. He was 67. The cause was liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, Say. Mr. Walker played guitar and sang With Walker Brothers, who in the 1960s had two Top 20 hits in the United States, Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy on Yourself, and a long string of hits in Britain. They call themselves Walker Brothers and each adopted Walker as his surname, although none of them was name Walker and they were not relate. They had instant success with their first British recording, Love Her, in 1964, and went on to tour the world and sell millions of records. Although John Walker was the group's original lead singer, Mr. Engel eventually handled most of the lead vocals and later, as Scott Walker, built a devoted following as singer-songwriter. John Walker returned to the United States in the 1980s but continued to perform in Britain. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Cynthia; sister, Judy Hoyt; his children, Jamie Maus Anderson, Nickoletta draw Maus, Adam Sarrazin and Heather Stewart; and several grandchildren.

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Artist Biography by AllMusic

In the early years of the new millennium, discovery of the American name John Walker Lindh fighting on side of the Taliban of Afghanistan hopefully won't permanently prejudice conservative country & western audience on the subject of Walker's Corbin Ramblers, which like much old-time Appalachian Music recorded in the historic Era of '20s and '30s has been under increase scrutiny. While this band's name sounds more like some kind of country militia than old-time music string band, with one trembling at anticipation of just what kind of militia that might be with John Walker leading charge, group's name makes much more sense if read backwards; beginning with Ramblers, word of such common currency as Band name in Appalachian scene that It Is hardly like having name at all, always requiring some kind of identifying city or County name to come before It. In this case, that would be Corbin, as in Corbin, KY, tiny town that looms large in old-time music history. The town was certainly some kind of hotbed of classic old-time music recording. In 1927, anyone desiring a shave or haircut for their two bits would have to hang Ten. Barber Frank Shelton was busy cutting two classic records featuring tunes Pretty Polly and Darlin' Cory. Then there was Hayes Shepard, two finger banjo player and singer from Letcher County, also known as Appalachian Vagabond, although how much that helped him standout from his peer group is questionable. Blind Jim Howard, legendary fiddler and singer from nearby Cawood, was also on scene. As mayor of Corbin, John Walker was possibly the most powerful elected government official in the history of Appalachian Music, that is until Ralph Stanley got nominated for new head of Homeland Security. Speaking of Security, It was Walker's job as mayor to establish priorities for the town, and in the case of Corbin, the priority was old-time music. Walker nab talented picker name Larry Hensley in 1933; Hensley had been playing in several area string bands, including the Yellow Jackets, no relation to the jazz fusion Band of the future with the same name. The Mayor enlisted his brother Albert Walker to play tenor guitar, and as legend goes, brought in the mandolinist Mack Taylor from another County. Walker's Corbin Ramblers cut sides for Vocalion in 1934, all of which are quite marvelous. Often discussed by musicologists is the epic e Rag, which supposedly mystify some listeners by appearing to be in key of B. Walker gets free ride here; glitch is usually blamed on either Taylor or Hensley. The latter player was the most talented of the group, and made influential solo recordings.

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