Scott Walker

Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel on January 9, 1943 is an American-British singer-songwriter, record producer, and the former lead singer of The Walker Brothers. Despite being American, Walker's success has largely come in the United Kingdom, where his first four solo albums reached the top ten. Walker has lived in the UK since 1965. Walker became a British citizen in 1970. He continues to release solo material and is currently signed to 4AD. Originally championed by Eddie Fisher in the late 1950s, Walker appeared several times under his real name, on Fisher's TV series. He was marketed as a teen idol, in the style of other popular singers of his time. Walker was a bass guitarist, proficient enough to get session work in Los Angeles as a teenager. After playing in many bands, he eventually joined with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form The Walker Brothers in Los Angeles in 1964. Leeds had recently toured the United Kingdom with P.J. Proby and was the catalyst to their relocation to London. The Walker Brothers arrived in London in early 1965 and attained worldwide popularity with pop ballads.

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