Legendary vocalist and experimental pop artist Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers has passed away at age 76. His label, 4AD, has confirmed the news that Scott Walker, born as Noel Scott Engel, has died, but a cause of death is yet to be revealed.
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
Walker initially rose to fame as a member of The Walker Brothers where his crooning baritone vocals quickly set him apart as a pop superstar. Later, Walker became a solo artist where he toyed with the experimental, paving the way for pop music through elaborate and adventurous albums that truly pushed the limits of musical formats.
RIP Scott Walker. Bowie's reaction here tells you everything pic.twitter.com/sYftBKF7ta
— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) March 25, 2019
Throughout the 70s, Walker stepped away from music until he came forward once again with the reformed Walker Brothers in 1978 for their album Nite Flights. Walker forever has his mark made on the music industry with albums like Bish Bosch and Soused, which completely revamped the traditional rules of recording.
Rest in peace, Scott Walker. You will be missed.