Scott Walker (singer) Bio, Wife, Daughter, Songs, Death, News

Scott Walker Biography

Scott Walker born as Noel Scott Engel was an American-born British singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer known for his distinctive baritone voice and an unorthodox career path which took him from 1960s teen pop icon to the 21st-century avant-garde musician.


Noel was born on January 9, 1943, in Hamilton, Ohio, the U.S. He died on March 22, 2019. At the time of his death, he was 76 years old.

Scott Walker  Family

He was the son of Elizabeth Marie (Fortier) and Noel Walter Engel. His father was an oil industry manager and his work led to his family moving to various successive homes in Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and New York. In 1959, he settled with his mother in California. He was interested in both music and performance and spent time as a child actor and singer in the late 1950s.


He married his long-time Danish girlfriend, Mette Teglbjaerg in 1972.

Scott Walker Daughter

He had a daughter called Beverly Walker.

Scott Walker Singer Joanna The Walker Brothers


He has made 14 studio albums, 19 compilation albums, 3 soundtrack albums.

Scott Walker Singer Songs

  • Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (the Walker Brothers)
  • Make It Easy On Yourself (the Walker Brothers)
  • No Regrets (the Walker Brothers)
  • Joanna (Scott Walker)
  • My Ship Is Coming In (the Walker Brothers)
  • Lights Of Cincinnati (Scott Walker)
  • Montague Terrace (in Blue) (Scott Walker)
  • Another Tear Falls (the Walker Brothers)
  • Boy Child (Scott Walker)
  • Jackie (Scott Walker)
  • Walking In The Rain (the Walker Brothers)
  • Stay With Me Baby (the Walker Brothers)
  • If You Go Away (Scott Walker)
  • First Love Never Dies (the Walker Brothers)
  • Love Her (the Walker Brothers)
  • baby) You Don’t Have To Tell Me (the Walker Brothers)
  • Deadlier Than The Male (the Walker Brothers)
  • We’re All Alone (the Walker Brothers)
  • Stand By Me (the Walker Brothers)
  • Impossible Dream (Scott Walker)
  • Just Say Goodbye (the Walker Brothers)


He released the Vox Lux (Original Soundtrack) album on 14 December 2018.

Scott Walker Quotes

Among his best quotes are:

  • “I feel the lyric will always guide you to what to do with the music. Get the lyric right, everything else will follow” (The Guardian, 2018)
  • “The music has to be as interesting. It has to keep taking you into places that you’re at least not used to” (The Guardian, 2018)
  • “I couldn’t have made the records I’ve made in any other place” (2003)
  • “And if one day I should become; A singer with a Spanish bum; Who sings for women of great virtue; I’d sing to them with a guitar; I borrowed from a coffee bar; Well, what you don’t know doesn’t hurt you” (Jackie, 1968)
  • “With that kind of thing, with any past recordings, I’m like Don Quixote being confronted by the Knight of Mirrors. All I ever do is hear the faults, I never hear anything else, so I never listen” (BBC Radio 6, 2017)


Singer Scott Walker Dies at 76


Scott Walker, the American singer who attained massive success as a pop star in England before veering off into avante-garde music, has died, according to his label, 4AD. He was 76; no cause or date of death was immediately announced.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Scott Walker,” a post on the label’s website reads. “Scott Walker has been a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British music: audacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it.”

With a deep and resonant voice, Walker first rose to fame as the frontman of the Walker Brothers with hits like “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine.” He began releasing solo albums in 1967 in a baroque, orchestral style that has influenced countless artists in the years since, ranging from David Bowie and Radiohead to albums as recent as Karen O and Danger Mouse’s “Lux Prima,” released just last week.

While his increasingly challenging music cost him many fans, apart from a Walker Brothers reunion in the mid-1970s the singer never looked back, releasing albums that were individual and esoteric by any standard. In recent years he collaborated with artists ranging from arch pop combo Pulp and Seattle drone-metal outfit Sunn to British avant-pop singer Bat for Lashes.

Born Noel Scott Engel in Ohio in 1943, Walker showed talent as a child actor and singer by the late 1950s and received his first major exposure on the television show of American singer Eddie Fisher. Already showing an interest in jazz and beat poetry by his late teens, Walker moved to Los Angeles and began working as a session musician.

By the early 1960s, he’d joined forces with John Maus, who was already performing as John Walker, and the pair formed the Walker Brothers in 1964, soon teaming up with drummer Gary Leeds; all three lead members took the last name, Walker.

The group’s second single, “Love Her,” featured Scott on lead vocal and became a minor hit, and a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Make It Easy on Yourself” topped the British charts and reached No. 16 in the U.S. The group became massive stars in mid-1960s England, with “My Ship Is Coming In” and their defining song, “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” also reached No. 1.

Walker soon launched a solo career, with a series of albums in his baroque style called “Scott,” “Scott 2,” “Scott 3” and a compilation of songs from his British TV series all charting high in the U.K. His music grew increasingly avant-garde and during this period showed the influence of Belgian singer Jacques Brel; Walker’s arrangement of Brel’s song “My Death” was later revived by David Bowie.

With his challenging and self-penned “Scott 4” album in 1969, Walker turned his back on fame and pop music almost entirely. Yet after that album’s commercial failure, he struggled creatively in the early 1970s before reuniting the Walker Brothers in 1975 for three albums, one of which produced the U.K. top 10 hit “No Regrets.” Scott Walker’s work on the last of those albums, 1978’s “Nite Flights,” was dark and experimental and pointed in the direction his later work would take.

Updated on MARCH 25, 2019