martes, 26 de marzo de 2019

Muere Scott Walker a los 76 años


Scott Walker, nacido como Noel Scott Engel (Hamiltion, Ohio, 9 de enero de 19431​2​-Londres, 22 de marzo de 20193​), fue un cantante, músico, productor británico - estadounidense y vocalista del grupo The Walker Brothers. A pesar de ser originario de Hamilton, Ohio, la fama de Walker se extendió por todo el Reino Unido, donde sus primeros cuatro álbumes alcanzaron una excelente posición en el Top Ten. Walker vivió desde 1965 en Inglaterra, continuó trabajando su material en solitario, firmando únicamente con la compañía discográfica 4AD.4​ En 1970, obtuvo la ciudadanía británica. Originalmente dirigida por Eddie Fisher en los años 1950, Scott apareció varias veces en su serie de TV bajo su nombre Fisher, y de adolescente participó en el programa de entretenimiento Fabian de Frankie Avalon. También trabajo como músico de sesión tocando el bajo eléctrico durante su adolescencia en Los Ángeles. Está reconocido como un referente en la música de vanguardia de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI, gracias a los trabajos experimentales que realizó a partir de 1995 con el álbum Tilt hasta su última producción Soused en colaboración

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943 – March 22, 2019) was an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. Walker was known for his distinctive baritone voice and an unorthodox career path which took him from 1960s teen pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician. Walker's success was largely in the United Kingdom, where his first three solo albums reached the top ten. He lived in the UK from 1965 and became a British citizen in 1970. First coming to fame in the mid-1960s as frontman of the pop music trio The Walker Brothers, Walker began a solo career with 1967's Scott, moving toward an increasingly challenging baroque pop style on late '60s albums such as Scott 3 (1969) and Scott 4 (1969). His solo work did not sell well, leading him to reunite with The Walker Brothers in the mid-1970s. From the mid-1980s, Walker revived his solo career while moving in an increasingly avant-garde direction that The Guardian likened to "Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen." Walker continued to release solo material until his death, and was last signed to 4AD Records. As a record producer or guest performer, he worked with a number of artists including Pulp, Ute Lemper, Sunn O))) and Bat for Lashes. Upon his death, Walker was described by the BBC as "one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history."

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