NOW HERE is a guy who made nick drake look gregarious.
back in the 60s, scott walker was part of british boy band the walker brothers -- the most popular group, in their day, you've never heard of. but it's the moody, heavily orchestrated records he made after leaving the trio that made him a huge influence on everyone from david bowie to brian eno to laurie anderson and jarvis cocker. my story, which includes conversations with some of those, here.
walker's music is a bit static for me -- tho i admire the nerve of a guy who writes a (dead serious) song about a bergman movie. scott had the best 60s style of any rocker this side of john lennon. lots of great shots of him brooding behind shades and a scarf -- this would be my sartorial signature year-round if i could pull it off -- taken over the years by the london-to-LA photographer chris walter.
any scott fans out there?
Photo credit: Chris Walter