Blast from the Past: David Adams of Edenhurst Road , Birmingham, Asked Whatever Happened to Scott Walker
SCOTT Walker was one of the distinctive voices of the '60s as the lead singer of the famous Walker Brothers - none of whom were, in fact, brothers or called Walker.
Scott's real name was Scott Engle and when he teamed up with friends Garry Leeds and John Mause they called themselves Walker after the fake identities they used to get into local bars.
Born in Ohio in 1944, his father was an oil executive. His parents divorced when he was still a young boy and he went to live in LA with his mother, Betty.
Scott started performing as a teenager, appearing in talent shows and recording for small independent labels.
With his instantly recognisable baritone, his early records had more in common with adult crooners like Tony Bennett than the pop stars of the day.
The Walker Brothers were "born" in the early '60s and success came after they moved to London in 1965.
Their trio of hits, the classic The Sun Ain't Going To Shine Anymore, Make It Easy On Yourself and My Ship is Coming In, were all million sellers.
Scott, who went on to have his own TV series and was voted Mr Valentine '69, top male singer and top male television artist for that year, was a reluctant superstar and hated having fans camping on his doorstep.
He began drinking heavily to cope with the pressures of fame, eventually fleeing to a monastery, faking a car crash to get out of a gig and allegedly attempting suicide. …