Track of the Day: ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)’ by The Walker Brothers
The Guardian reports that John Walker (born John Maus), one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, died on May 7 from liver cancer at the age of 67. So today’s track of the day will come from the 60s and 70s pop group, and it is their #1 chart hit The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore).
Formed in 1964, the three unrelated musicians adopted the ‘Walker Brothers’ name as a show business touch – “simply because we liked it”. They provided a unique counterpoint to the British Invasion in that they were a group from the United States that achieved much more substantial success in the United Kingdom than in their home country, during the period when the popularity of British bands such as The Beatles dominated the US.
On his website, Gary Walker wrote: “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.”