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Celebrating Scott Walker: a life in music

Scott Walker, PHOTOGRAPHY @billboarditalia.

A 30th century man. Ohio-born experimental pop singer-songwriter and producer, Scott Walker, has passed away aged 76. The enigmatic performer, who saw success as both a solo artist as well as part of the the Walker Brothers trio he forged with John Maus and Gary Leeds, was a formative influence on many contemporary musicians such as Radioheads Thom Yorke and Soft Cell’s Marc Almond. Rising to fame during the swinging 60s in London, his fandom was likened to Beatlemania and his solo music was described by the New York Times as “intricate puzzles of shock, indiscretion, non-resolution.”

Listen below to photographer and director Mclean Stephenson and musician Jack Ladders curated playlist of the musician and producer’s music – a sonic tribute to the life and art of Scott Walker.