Scott Walker was born in Noel Scot Engel and was an American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Walker began his career as a session bassist and changed his name when he joined The Walker Brothers. The trio of the 1960s, especially in the UK, recorded a hit like “The Sunlight Does not Shine” and gained popularity comparable to that of the Beatles.
Walker went out of the limelight and came back to release strings for the renowned solo artists Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4. He disappeared until the Walker Brothers met for their last album and the solo album of the 80s. Walker took a long break and then appeared in the 90s with lyrics that split the music into elemental soundscapes.
He was the son of Elizabeth Marie (Fortier) and Noel Walter Engel from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His father was the manager of the oil industry, who led family work in various homes in Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and New York. Scott and his mother settled in California in 1959.
Walker died on March 25, 2019. His death was confirmed by his record label 4AD. The statement states in the 4AD: Scott was 76 years old and survived his daughter Lee, his granddaughter Emmy Lee and his partner, Beverly.