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Scott Walker, once of the Walker Brothers, and latterly a solo singer, has sadly died aged 76. So sad, and such a wonderful voice.

Just listen to him on No Regrets...... Absolutely stunning ! 

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The four solo LPs (imaginatively titled Scott1, Scott 2, Scott 3, and Scott 4,) are brilliant. Not a duff track anywhere.

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That's amazing CT, because every album, CD, DVD I've ever owned, has at least one fill in track. I'll get utubing and see.

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The Beeb says 76 yrs old and born in '44. Someone can't do sums!

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I saw the Walker Brothers at a live show in London just before they broke up. They were brilliant and his voice was amazing. Looked good as well.

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January 9th 1943.

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I knew one of them had to be wrong..

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Probably a typo and wasn't proof read properly.

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Whilst I always thought No Regrets was a great song, I wasn't really a Walker Brothers fan.

 

Back in the '70s, I was auditioning some pricey speakers in a hifi shop and one of the demo albums was Nite Flights. I went straight out and bought a copy, it was brilliant. I see some tracks are on youtube, check out 'The Electrician', it's certainly not like his early stuff.

 

RIP Scott 

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So sad to hear about Scott Walker, even though I’ve not seen or heard anything about him for many years.  What a heart-throb he was and such a wonderful voice.  

I saw The Walker Brothers at the Sherwood Rooms, probably around 1965 when they were relatively unknown.  My friends and I had gone out expecting to see somebody else (have a feeling it was Righteous Brothers) and at late notice whoever it was supposed to be couldn’t be there.  We were very disappointed until these 3 gorgeous Americans with long legs and great voices came on stage.  I remember clambering around the stage door to get their autographs but unfortunately I was unlucky!  One of my friends still has the autographs though.  RIP Scott Walker, you were one of my teen idols :wub:

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Never saw them myself, but I loved the ballads they sang. Superb songs and great harmonies.

One needn't be constantly in the limelight to be one of the all time greats !  

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Cliff, on your recommendation, I've just purchased the 5 Classic Albums set from EBay for £10.99. It contains Scott 1-4 and one other.

I've not heard of many of the tracks, but because of the Tim Hardin songs, that alone is worth the cost. 

Thanks.

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So you'll want a refund from me if you don't like them ? ;)

 

You'll find he did a lot of Jacques Brel songs (brilliantly) and then wrote a lot of his own in a similar style (equally good).

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