The renowned founder of the musical group The Walker Brothers, John Walker has been reported dead Saturday May 7, after 6 months of fighting against liver cancer. His family and friends were deeply saddened of what happened to the famous singer. According to his spokesperson, he died in his LA home. His official website also posted about his death.
It is with our deepest sadness to report that Mr. John Walker passed away in his Los Angeles area home on May 7, 2011. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artiste.
John real name is John Joseph Maus who later on used the name John Walker. His co-musicians, Scott Engel and Gary Leeds also adopted the surname Walker and call their group The Walker Brothers for the simple reason that they just like it. Their music became famous especially their songs Make It Easy On Yourself and The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Any More). They became more popular when they had their UK tours in the 1960s and they continued to score huge commercial success in the 1970s.
When the groups’s contract with GTO Records ended, John Walker just said the group “just drifted apart”. He continued his music tours in 2004 and later went on to customise guitars and establish his own recording studio in California.
He is going to be missed by a lot of people.