Wednesday, March 2, 2011

No, Not That Scott Walker

While Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has been in the news the last few weeks, some music fans are doing a double-take at the mention of his name. Musician and songwriter Scott Walker was born Noel Scott Engel in Ohio but found fame in England as a teen idol in the 1960s as a member of trio the Walker Brothers. After leaving the group, he turned reclusive and has only released albums sporadically, giving him a cult status. His song "Nite Flights" was covered by David Bowie and Fatima Mansions, and other acolytes include Julian Cope and Marc Almond.

Read articles about Scott Walker going back to the late 1960s in Rock's Back Pages.
Find a biography of Scott Walker in The Encyclopedia of Popular Music edited by Colin Larkin (3rd Ed. Muze: 1998) Vol. VII, page 5682. Reference ML102.P66 G84 1998
Listen to Scott Walker:
The Drift CD 28897
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Original Soundtrack CD 25197
Tilt CD 29551

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