scott walker passes away 4ad announcement

The record label 4AD today announced the passing of (born Noel Scott Engel), the experimental songwriter who inspired countless acts today. The label laid out a nice tribute and history of all of his accomplishments here.

It is great sadness that we announce the death of . Scott was 76 years old and is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly.

You would have heard him either as part of or later as a solo artist.

were hugely popular in Britain at a time when the scene was dominated by and . They also enjoyed hits in the United States. He left to pursue a solo career when they were near their commercial peak. [USA Today]

I was in a band that used to “Shutout” which is a rocker .

The Guardian has shared a set of photos throughout his life, definitely go check them out here.

Here is NME’s coverage.

Scott Walker has been a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British : audacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it

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