Scott Walker on Retropopic Radio

Neil Saint talks with Scott Walker biographer Anthony Reynolds about this section of his journey up to the point of The Walker Brothers’ 1968 split. Why was the group known as The Walker Brothers when no one had that surname? How was the replacement of Al Schneider by Gary Leeds, even though he was a worse drummer, pivotal in the group’s UK success? John Maus was the original Walker Brothers’ lead vocalist so how did Scott get to sing lead on the group’s first UK hit? Why weren’t The Walker Brothers successful in their US homeland? Why did Scott start writing songs? What was the reason behind The Walker Brothers split after their 1968 Japanese tour?