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Gary Walker
Gary Walker (1965)
Gary Walker (1965)
Background information
Birth nameGary Leeds
BornMarch 9, 1942 (1942-03-09) (age 80)
Glendale, California, U.S.
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Years active1965–present
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Gary Walker (born Gary Leeds; March 9, 1942) is an American musician, who was the drummer and vocalist with both the Standells and the Walker Brothers.

He has been credited as the catalyst in bringing the unrelated Walker Brothers to the UK in 1965 where, for a couple of years, they enjoyed commercial success. He had two minor UK hit singles while still a member of the group in 1966. The Walker Brothers split in May 1967 with all three members going solo.[1]

In 1967 he founded Gary Walker and the Rain, which consisted of Joey Molland (guitar and vocals); Charles "Paul" Crane (lead vocals, guitar); and John Lawson (bass guitar).

As of 2019, owing to the death of Scott Walker, Gary is now the last surviving member of The Walker Brothers.

Discography

Singles

Solo

  • "You Don't Love Me" (T Raye)/"Get It Right" (J Stewart) - CBS 202036 - Feb 1966 (Produced by Scott Walker & John Stewart) UK #26 in February 1966
  • "Twinkie-Lee" (J Bright)/"She Makes Me Feel Better" (J Stewart) - CBS 202081 – May 1966 (Produced by Scott Walker & John Stewart) UK #26 in May 1966
  • "Hello, How Are You" (Vanda/Young)/"Fran" (Gary Leeds) - United Artists UP 34742 – March 1975 (Produced by Allan Clarke from The Hollies)
  • "Cutie Morning Moon" (Scott Walker/Masaharu Honjo)/"Gary’s Theme" (Masaharu Honjo) – Philips FS 1041 - 1968 (Notes: Japan only released single recorded with The Carnabeats, produced by Scott Walker who also played bass guitar)

As Gary Walker and The Rain

  • "Spooky" (Middlebrooks/Shapiro)/"I Can't Stand To Lose You" (Gary Walker/Paul Crane) - Polydor 56237/Japan: Philips SFL 1150 – January 1968 (Produced by Scott Walker)
  • "Come In You’ll Get Pneumonia" (Vanda/Young)/"Francis" (Leeds/Molland/Crane/Lawson) - Philips BF 1740 - 1969
  • "The View" (G Leeds/J Molland)/"Thoughts Of An Old Man" (G Leeds/J Molland) – Japan only: Philips SFL 1174 - 1968
  • "Magazine Woman" (J Molland)/"Take A Look" (J Molland) – Japan only: Philips SFL 1740 – 1968

Albums

  • Album No. 1 – Japan only: Philips SFX 7133 - 1968

"Magazine Woman" (J Molland); "The Sun Shines" (P Crane); "Doctor Doctor" (J Molland); "I Can't Stand To Lose You" (G Leeds/P Crane); "Market Tavern" (J Molland); "Spooky" (Middlebrooks/Shapiro); "Take A Look" (J Molland); "The View" (G Leeds/J Molland); "If You Don't Come Back" (Leiber/Stoller); "Thoughts Of An Old Man" (G Leeds/J Molland); "Francis" (Leeds/Molland/Crane/Lawson); "I Promise To Love You" (P Crane): "Whatever Happened To Happy" (Bonner/Gordon)

References

  1. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London, UK: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 172. CN 5585.
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