Jim Walker (drummer)

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Jim Walker
Born 1955
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Punk rock, post-punk
Instruments Drums
Years active 1977–1984
Associated acts Public Image Ltd.

Jim Walker (born 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian musician who was a founding director as well as the original drummer for the UK music group Public Image Ltd.

He first trained as a jazz drummer at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was taught by Alan Dawson and Joe Hunt.[citation needed]

In 1977, along with Malcolm Hasman and Chris Arnett he formed the west coast punk band the Furies, the first punk rock band in Western Canada, but moved to London later that year. In early May 1978, after answering an ad placed in Melody Maker, he auditioned for and became a founding member of Public Image Ltd., with John Lydon, Keith Levene and John Wardle (Jah Wobble).[citation needed]

Dissatisfied with the band's direction, he left PiL as a player in February 1979, and as a director in January 1980. After PiL, he played for a few unknown local London bands, before forming the Human Condition in 1981 with Jah Wobble and Dave "Animal" Maltby. The Human Condition were together for just over a year, playing to mixed reviews, before disbanding in 1982.[citation needed]

In 1984 he left London for New York, and after playing that year left the music industry.[citation needed]


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