When Gary Walker(Gary Leeds )quite Walker Brothers, he formed new band
Gary Walker and The Rain.
Walker Brothers formed in United States ,the lineup was Scott Walker(Scott Engel),John Walker(John Maus) and Gary Walker soon after they move to England.They were not real brother,but they use same family name Walker , they moved to England.
Gary started his music carrier as a drummer of early lineup of Standels.
Walker Brother were briefly huge stars in England, in Japan and some other countries but not in their native land.The band was far more pop than rock. They hit the top of the British Charts with "Make It Easy on Yourself " in 1965.
In Japan they were famous as Beatles or Bee Gees around '67. Japanese confectionery company had a campaign .
"gather coupon on the chocolate, send them to get Walkers poster" . Japanese kids danced with their version of "Land of 1000 dances".
After the band broken they reunite to go tour in Japan .
In '68 Gary Walker release
ed 45 with Japanese band Carnabeats. Scot Walker wrote the lyrics and co-produced it. It was "Cutie Morning Moon".(I took the naming for my web pages. When they recorded the song they did through the night. After the recording , they found a paled moon in the sky. They were inspired the song 's name from it)
After to relese 2 solo 45s in England,Gary formed his new band Gary Walker and the Rain. The line up is Gary,Paul Crane (ex Cryan Shame) , Joey Molland (ex. Materminds,future Badfinger), and John Lauson(ex.Universals).
As Walker Brothers was very popular in Japan, Gary was still idol in Japan, the band came to Japan in '68 . Carnabeats opened them.The singer ,drummer Ai Takano told his memory.
In England, they released only few 45s, but they could released an album in Japan. The album now available on CD in USA.
This profile originally appeared Japanese'60s Zine, Young
|Name||John Lawson||JoeyMolland||Gary Leeds||Michael Williams|
|Section||Bass Guitar||Lead Guitar||Dryns||Rhythm Guitar|
|Fave Foods||Fish& Chips||Steaks&Curry||All Kinds(New)||Steaks|
|Actor||James Dean||Steve McQueen||Orson Wells||James Coburn|
|Type of Girl||Nataly Wood-Bronde||Intelligent Type||Can'T Think of Any All Kind||Quiet Type|
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|Singer||Scot Walker||George Formoy||Scot Walker||Scot walker|
|Ultimate Ambition||To be the "Rain"as No.1group||To be Successfull||To Make The Rain Success||To Be A Success|
|Your Car||Austin Mini||Don't Drive||Mini Rolls||Morris Mini|
|Heir & Eyes||Blonde,Blue||Brown||Brown||Light Brown|
wearing Japanese Happi coat
left to right:Joey,John,Gary,Michael