“For half a century, the genius of the man born Noel Scott Engel has enriched the lives of thousands, first as one third of The Walker Brothers, and later as a solo artist, producer and composer of uncompromising originality.” (4AD)
Scott Walker, influential avant garde music icon, has passed away; he was 76. The news was announced by 4AD, the late musician’s label. One of The Walker Brothers’ most enduring hits, “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)”, released in 1966, was a UK #1 hit single and a Billboard Hot 100 hit (#13) in the US. Musicians who were influenced by Walker include Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Sunn O))) (a recent collaborator), Marc Almond, Echo and the Bunnymen and more paid tribute to him.
In 2009, Lakeshore Records released Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (Music Inspired By The Film), available now digitally on iTunes. The documentary about Scott Walker is also available on digital platforms such as iTunes Movies.
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Oscilloscope presents SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN, available now on Digital (rent it on iTunes).
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Absolutely saddened shocked by the death of Scott Walker . He gave me so much inspiration so much I owe to him and modelled on him even down to my early S C hair cut and dark glasses . He cemented my love for Brel. He was enigmatic , mysterious and with some of his latter recordings , to me, infuriating. An absolute Musical genius , existential and intellectual and a Star right from the days of the Walker Brothers. So many of his songs will go round in my head forever. And that Voice. We lost Bowie now we’ve lost him. There is surely a crack in the Universe. Thank you Scott.
So very sad to hear that Scott Walker has passed away, he was a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how i could use my voice and words. Met him once at Meltdown, such a kind gentle outsider. He will be very missed. https://t.co/v33Ey91hbn— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 25, 2019