Pop legend John Walker dies of cancer at 67
Washington: John Walker, one of the founders of 1960s group The Walker Brothers, has died after a short battle with liver cancer. He was 67.
The pop legend passed away at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
"He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artiste," Contactmusic quoted a statement on Walker``s website, as saying.
Just at the age of 14, Walker, born John Maus, learned the saxophone, clarinet and guitar and formed the duo John and Judy - with his sister Judith.
In the 1960s, he teamed up with fellow musicians Scott Engel and Gary Leeds to become The Walker Brothers.
They achieved chart success with hits such as ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’ and ‘The Sun Ain``t Gonna Shine (Any More)’, and became particularly popular in the U.K.
They split in 1968 due to reported tensions within the band, but reunited six years later (74) and continued to make music before parting ways again in the late 1970s.
Walker also teamed up with Leeds to write a joint autobiography, ‘The Walker Brothers: No Regrets - Our Story’, in 2009.