Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music



The Walker Brothers

The Walker Brothers
Item# 9781843581970
$15.95

Product Description

Publisher: John Blake

Author: John Walker and Gary Walker

The inside story of the enigmatic American band that invaded Britain.

For the first time, John and Gary Walker have broken their silence to reveal the truth about the group and their famous split. The Walker Brothers—John, Scott, and Gary—were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1960s. Drop-dead gorgeous and gifted with stunning voices, their appeal was irresistible. Massive hits such as "Make It Easy on Yourself" and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" have become evergreen classics. During the time of the British Invasion, the Walker Brothers were one of the few American acts to matter overseas, yet within three years, the group had imploded and its members embarked on solo careers. In the 1970s they got back together again before lapsing into long years of silence—and then finally all three enjoyed recent career resurgences. Here, John and Gary lay bare the details of their private lives, including encounters with the stars they met along the way, such as Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. They tell what it was like to live in the glare of publicity and under siege by fans, and what the enigmatic Scott Walker was really like. (pb)