All are welcome to attend. Please contact Polly Klemmer by May 28, 2011 to confirm the number in your party.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (11) 626.447.4754
The family requests that donations be made to the following charities in lieu of flowers:
Save The Children www.savethechildren.org
Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Prison Fellowship Ministries www.ministrywatch.com
Good Shepard Shelter www.goodshepherdshelter.org
Dear friends and fans,
I am deeply touched by your beautiful, heartfelt responses to John's illness and passing. During his last weeks, I read aloud to him your touching stories and get well messages, sent from all over the world to cheer him on. Over and over again, each and every day, your words brought a glorious smile to his face, and tears to my eyes to see it! Then the amazing tributes poured in like great waves of love. Words simply don't express my gratitude to you for reaching out to John, myself, the family, Ann, Joy, and Polly. Please know that the time you took to do that brought us great comfort and support. Love works!
John was an absolutely unique and stunning treasure of a man, in private and in public. A lovely, lovely true gentleman...
I embrace and thank each of you,
On March 16, 2011, John performed with his band, The John Walker Band, at Cafe 322 in Sierra Madre, CA. Below is an excerpt from that show. xxoo
John was the founder member of the group and lead singer in the early days. He was also a fantastic guitarist which a lot of people didn't realise. He was a compassionate song-writer and a gentleman with lots of style.
The three of us had the most incredible adventure together, all the time not realising that we were part of pop history in the making. His music will live on, and therefore so will John.
T-birds and Bentleys.
8 May 2011
It was a pleasure to have spent time with John Walker both on & off stage.
He always looked and behaved the true star he was, and was ever the consummate professional, always having time for his fans.
One of the good guys. It was a privilege for The Dakotas to have known him as a musician, singer and friend.
All our love to Cynthia and his family. He will be sadly missed.
"When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun."
-Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet"
John was so much more than just a "Walker Brother". He was a true gentleman, a pioneer of the LA and London music scenes, a great singer, performer, composer, and musician, and a true friend.
It has been my pleasure to know him and work with him for the last year, and my heart goes out to his wife, Cynthia, who loved him very much, and with whom he was deeply in love.
I am honored that John was fascinated with my use of the touch-guitar, and saw the unique possibilities of the instrument. He was a pioneer to the end....
Musical Director, The John Walker Band
I was only closely acquainted with John Walker and his lovely wife Cynthia
for the past couple of years, working as John's UK agent and liaising with
John played a massive part in the music of the sixties and will be missed
John was a very gentle and lovely man both my wife Anne and I will miss him.
Our sympathy goes to his devoted wife Cynthia.
The sun aint gonna shine anymore as John walks through Heaven's door.
Love & Rock 'N Roll forever x.
Mark Lundquist MLM Concerts Ltd.
"December 2012 - Cynthia Maus releases new John Walker CD in honor of his memory"
“John Walker’s career of over 50 years – as singer/guitarist, songwriter, and recording artiste (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”, 1966) - was always inspired by love and creativity. ‘Golden Dreams’ is a special collection of some of Mr. Walker’s favorite and more recently recorded self-penned songs. Included are two previously unreleased tracks that were destined for the CD he was working on in his studio until his passing on May 7, 2011.
Renowned mixing and mastering engineers Michael James (IndiePROMix) and David Donnelly (DNA Mastering Studios) have taken John’s own magical productions of each track to a new level of modern sound technology.
This album was produced by John Walker’s wife, Cynthia, in memory of his love and inspiration.
Official website of Mr. John Walker of The Walker Brothers:
John Walker (1943-2011)
With early career roots in the legendary Hollywood R&B/Top 40 studios and clubs, Universal recording artiste John Walker was best known as founder and singer of the cool, classy 60s supergroup “The Walker Brothers”, the recording duo and touring trio whose massive iconic No. 1’s and chart topping hits “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”, “Make It Easy On Yourself”, “My Ship Is Comin’ In”, “No Regrets”, and others have become evergreen classics for over 45 years.
Mr. Walker’s career as a songwriter, guitarist, singer, touring artiste, recording artiste , independent producer, label, publisher, and engineer, and finally -author -spanned over 50 years….. until his passing on May 7, 2011 at his home in the Los Angeles area. Loved and admired as a true, tall gentleman on and off the stage, Mr. Walker’s unique soulful dignity came through in everything he wrote, sang and played. He has left behind a legacy of songs and recordings inspired by love and adventure.