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Title: John Walker, Musician Dies at age 67
Post by: MuffyBee on May 09, 2011, 07:14:12 AM
http://www.kvue.com/news/entertainment/121484124.html
Musician John Walker, 67, dies of liver cancer
May 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers, one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67.

Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated Press. He had continued to work until just a few weeks ago, making his last concert appearance in Los Angeles in March, Klemmer said Sunday.

He had his greatest success as the guitarist and vocalist for the Walker Brothers, which produced such 1960s hits as "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Love Her," ''Make it Easy on Yourself" and "My Ship Is Comin' In."
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As part of the Walker Brothers, he toured the world and sold more than 23 million records, according to his website.

The group also appeared on numerous British television shows in the 1960s, including the popular music programs "Ready, Steady, Go," ''Top of the Pops" and the "Billy Cotton Band Show." He also appeared in the film "Beach Ball," the German music series "Beat Club" and other shows.

Walker, who took up the guitar at age 14, began performing professionally in the late 1950s. By the early 1960s he was a regular at such popular Hollywood clubs as Pandora's Box on the Sunset Strip and on the college circuit.

During those years, he worked with such musicians as Ritchie Valens and Glen Campbell, with producer Phil Spector and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wrote for the Monkees and other groups.
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Walker is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a sister, Judy Hoyt; children Jamie Maus Anderson, Nickoletta Drew Maus, Adam Sarrazin and Heather Stewart, as well as several grandchildren.


Title: Re: John Walker, Musician Dies at age 67
Post by: seahorse on May 09, 2011, 02:13:51 PM
http://www.johnwalkerinternational.com/index.html

Welcome to the Official John Walker Website   ::MonkeyAngel::

It is with our deepest sadness to report that Mr. John Walker passed away in his Los Angeles area home on May 7, 2011. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artiste.


God bless Johnny, loved your talent!