Colin Walker (cellist)

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Colin Walker
Born (1949-07-08) 8 July 1949 (age 67)
Origin Minchinhampton, England
Genres Rock music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Cello
Labels Harvest Records
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra

Colin Walker (born 8 July 1949) is an English cellist who played with Electric Light Orchestra from 1972 to 1973.

He 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).

After leaving ELO, Walker returned to teaching. He played cello on "Fool's Gold", a track on the album Thought Talk by Starry Eyed and Laughing (Haines, Guttenbacher, and Petersdorff 2000).

Sources[edit]

  • Haines, Marc, Patrik Guttenbacher, and Alexander von Petersdorff. 2000. "Colin Walker, Cello". www.facethemusic.de, Fanclub of the Electric Light Orchestra and all related artists.