Colin Walker (cellist)
|Born||8 July 1949|
|Associated acts||Electric Light Orchestra|
Colin Walker (born 8 July 1949) is an English cellist.
Walker was born in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire and was educated at Marling School in Stroud and the Royal Academy of Music in London. By his own admission, his greatest regret was not playing on The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby (Haines, Guttenbacher, and Petersdorff 2000). He joined the Electric Light Orchestra in 1972 on cello at the suggestion of violinist Wilfred Gibson and made his debut with ELO at the Reading Festival in 1972. Walker contributed cello to ELO 2, the single Showdown, named by John Lennon as one of his favourite singles, and half of On the Third Day, but left the band in 1973 to get married.
After his departure from ELO, he reverted to teaching and played cello on the track "Fool's Gold", a track on the album "Thought Talk" by Starry Eyed and Laughing (Haines, Guttenbacher, and Petersdorff 2000).
- Haines, Marc, Patrik Guttenbacher, and Alexander von Petersdorff. 2000. "Colin Walker, Cello". www.facethemusic.de, Fanclub für Electric Light Orchestra und alle verwandten Musik-Gruppen und Künstler.
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