Artists to Love: Scott Walker

Thinking of the avant-garde crooner on his 76th birthday…

Over the years, Noel Scott Engel, born January 9th, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio and known to audiophiles everywhere as Scott Walker, has become what some call “pop’s great enigma.”

It’s the commanding tone of his baritone voice, the dramatic hand gestures he adorned his performances with, the dark shades that obscured his stare, the surrealist lyrics he wrote, the mystique in his stance and the very cool name which belongs to him alone and not one bit to the idiot Wisconsin politician of the same name who dominates his search results…

Well, I could write a book on why I adore Scott Walker.

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